Aplonis panayensis panayensis
English : Asian glossy starling
French : Stourne bronzé
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Notes : 13 other subspecies known.
Adults grow to 20 cm in length for a weight of 60 g. Juveniles are striated, adults are shiny and glossy blue-green with red eyes. This subspecies is lighter and bigger than others, being mostly blue, slight green tinge on belly.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs in Philippines and Sulawesi. Found from north-east India to south Myanmar, Malaysia, western and Central Indonesia, Philippines. Lives in lowland forest, forest edges, clearings, plantations and gardens, to 700 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range and remains mostly common even despite hunting pressure like in Philippines.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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