Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Chestnut‑tailed Starling Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Sturnia pagodarum
Family : Sturnidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Chestnut-tailed Starling is a small-medium sized gregarious grey and chestnut bird (length 21 cm, weight 40 g, wing 10 cm, bill 2.2 cm, tarsus 2.3 cm, tail 6 cm). It has a grey head and upperparts with a whitish forehead and darker wings. It has a whitish throat, whitish lanceolate feathers streak the crown, nape, sides of its neck and breast. The breast, belly and tail are chestnut, the tail has grey central feathers. It has greyish or creamy-white irises and a multicoloured bill: cobalt or leaden-blue at the base, greenish in the middle and yellow at the tip. Its legs, feet and claws are yellowish-brown or pale lemon-yellow. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on fruits, berries, nectar, beetles and caterpillars. It breeds in April-July
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Sreekumar Chirukandoth(www.xeno-canto.org/Sreekumar Chirukandoth), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.