Red-billed Starling

This species is defined as a rarity. Please submit your records of this species via our record submission page.

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

Range:
Breeding Range: (OR) s, se China.

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

Size: 21-24cm

Identification:
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.

Behaviour/Ecology:

Local Status: Very rare vagrant.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

Past accepted records in our database:

Past records, bar chart (see more bar charts):

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References:
BirdLife International. (2018). Spodiopsar sericeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22710867A132091096.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021