Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Purple-backed Starling Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pastor roseus
Family : Sturnidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Durian Starling
Habitat : Villages
Description : Purpul backed starling is a stocky starling with short tail and stout bill.adult male has pale grey head,nape and underparts,purplish-black hind-crown patch and mantle,white tip to median coverts and rear scapulars forming prominent white V from behind and glossy greenish-black wings with greish-white tips to inner greater coverts and tertials.female and Juvenile are duller,wing-bars and tips to scapulars are less prominent in juvenile.they are omnivorous.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jan Bisschop(www.xeno-canto.org/Jan Bisschop), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.