Species Details

@Shahriar Rushdee,Bangladesh;

Chestnut-cheeked Starling Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Agropsar sturninus
Family : Sturnidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Chestnut-cheeked starling is a medium sized passerine bird.Adult male glossy purple above, white below, with chestnut cheek patch, green wings, and white wing patch most noticeable in flight. Female gray-brown above, white below, and lacks the cheek patch; similar to a female Daurian Starling but less colorful, wing less marked. Prefers open areas with stands of tall vegetation. Regularly flocks with other starlings. They feed on ficus and barriers. It breeds in Japan and the Russian islands of Sakhalin and Kuriles; it winters in Taiwan, the Philippines and northern Borneo.
Distribution in Bangladesh
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