Scientific Name: Spodiopsar cineraceus
Malay Name: Perling Pipi Putih
Chinese Name: 灰椋鸟
Range: Breeding range includes Russia, China, Japan and Korean Peninsula; non-breeding range includes southeastern China.
Size: 22-24 cm
Identification: Rather uniform brownish-grey body with conspicuous white ear coverts and forehead. Pale belly and vent with white rump. Bill and legs yellow to orange.
Habitat: Open habitat.
Behaviour/Ecology: Gregarious, mostly forages on ground.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
White-cheeked Starling Spodiopsar cineraceus Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2016). Spodiopsar cineraceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22710896A94265691.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). White-cheeked Starling. Retrieved on December 1, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/white-cheeked-starling.