Scientific Name: Spodiopsar cineraceus
Malay Name: Perling Pipi Putih
Chinese Name: 灰椋鸟
Breeding range includes Russia, China, Japan and Korean Peninsula; non-breeding range includes southeastern China.
Size: 22-24 cm
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: Very rare vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: There is one record of this species in Singapore: One bird at Seletar, from 16-25 January 2020.
BirdLife International. (2016). Spodiopsar cineraceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021