Rosy Starling

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

Scientific Name: Pastor roseus
Malay Name: Perling Jambu
Chinese Name: 粉红椋鸟
Alternative Name(s): Rose-coloured Starling, Rosy Pastor

Range:
Found from Southeast Europe, Central Asia to Western China, wintering to the Persian Gulf, Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, Southern Thailand, Malay Peninsula and Singapore.

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

Size: 21-24 cm

Identification:
A myna-size starling with pinkish plumage, blackish head, wings, tail and vent. Juvenile has pale sandy greyish-brown upperparts with darker wings and tail, paler underparts and yellowish bill.

Habitat: Coastal habitats, parks and gardens.

Behaviour/Ecology: Observed to flock with Common Myna and Asian Glossy Starling.

Local Status: Rare migrant and escapee.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Past accepted records in our database: Showing the most recent 10 records. See more on our database page

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References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Pastor roseus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22710881A87844468.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.