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)
- Bird List Revision for March 2020 (Revisions)
- Bird List Revision for January 2020 (Revisions)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (White-cheeked Starling)
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
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). White-cheeked Starling. Retrieved on June 2, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/white-cheeked-starling.