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.
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: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Featured reports: Dec 2022
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Rosy Starling)
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 1 January 2023
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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Rosy Starling. Retrieved on June 3, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/rosy-starling.