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)
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
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
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Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Rosy Starling. Retrieved on December 2, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/rosy-starling.