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Chestnut-tailed Starling

Sturnia malabarica


Also known as Grey-headed Mynah, this a medium sized starling of some 20 cm in length, with grey-brown back and black flight feathers. The underparts are whitish but tinged rufous; while the head is light grey with whitish streaking around the collar - indicating that this should be the subspecies S. m. nemoricola. Other recognisable traits are white irises and a blue-based yellow beak.


Two playful individuals seen at the edge of a totally urban area, at the entrance to Cox's Bazar town, on the beach...

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চট্টগ্রাম বিভাগ, Bangladesh

Lat: 21.44, Long: 92.00

Spotted on Mar 8, 2019
Submitted on Mar 9, 2019

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