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Chestnut-tailed Starling

Sturnia malabarica


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


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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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

Beautiful Bird ,,

namitha 5 years ago

Ah! That explains why. Very interesting!

PradeepSimon 5 years ago

@namitha It is a migratory bird seen in Andamans.

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?

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Lat: 9.99, Long: 76.29

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

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