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Chestnut-tailed Starling

Sturnia malabarica

Description:

The Chestnut-tailed Starling or Grey-headed Myna (Sturnia malabarica [2][3] ) is a member of the starling family of perching birds. It is a resident or partially migratory species found in wooded habitats in India and Southeast Asia. The species name is after the distribution of a former subspecies in the Malabar region. This resident population has a white head and is often treated as a full species, the Malabar Starling

Notes:

Snapped this one from the backyard of my residence. I don't know the name of this bird. Somebody please help me to find out its name. I have not seen the bird ever since I had taken the snap.


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5 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

Beautiful Bird ,,

namitha
namitha 5 years ago

Ah! That explains why. Very interesting!

PradeepSimon
PradeepSimon 5 years ago

@namitha It is a migratory bird seen in Andamans.

namitha
namitha 5 years ago

Really amazing bird, never seen one around.

I cant believe it . It says this bird is Andaman native.How is it here?Migration?
http://twearth.com/species/white-headed-......

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Lat: 9.99, Long: 76.29

Spotted on Sep 10, 2013
Submitted on Nov 10, 2013

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