Red-billed Starling

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Scientific Name: Spodiopsar sericeus
Malay Name: Perling Paruh Merah
Chinese Name: 丝光椋鸟

Breeding Range: (OR) s, se China.


Size: 21-24cm

Medium-sized starling with red bill, sometimes tipped black. Males have a white head, greyish body. Females are brownish. Both sexes have black wings, with white wing patches; black tails; yellowish legs.

Habitat: Gardens, parks, fields and scrub.


Local Status: Very rare vagrant.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

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BirdLife International. (2018). Spodiopsar sericeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Accessed on 19 December 2021