Aplonis panayensis strigata
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 darker than others, with a black-blue tinge on wings and dark green breast and belly.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from south Thailand to Malaysia and greater Sundas. Found from north-east India to south Myanmar, 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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