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White-necked myna

Streptocitta albicollis Photo by Ethan Chan (Flickr) Common name:white-necked myna (en); mainá-pescoço-branco (pt); streptocitte à cou blanc (fr); miná cuelliblanco (es); weißhalsatzel (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SturnidaeRange:This species is endemic to the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia.Size:These birds are about 50 cm long, including the 25-30 cm long tail. Habitat:The white-necked myna is mostly found in moist […]

Metallic starling

Aplonis metallica Photo by Larry Thompson (Discover Life) Common name:metallic starling (en); estorninho-lustroso (pt); stourne luisant (fr); estornino lustroso (es); weberstar (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriforesFamily SturnidaeRange:This species is found throughout the lowland areas of New Guinea and in several nearby islands, including the Maluku and Northern Maluku Islands, and the Bismark Islands, as well as in the […]

Asian glossy starling

Aplonis panayensis Photo by Yap Lip Kee (Wikipedia) Common name:Asian glossy starling (en); estorninho-bronzeado (pt); stourne bronzé (fr); estornino bronceado (es); Malaienstar (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SturnidaeRange:This species is found in southern Bangladesh and extreme eastern India, through southern Myanmar and southern Thailand and into southern Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and the Indonesian islands of Borneo, Sumatra, […]

Bali starling

Leucopsar rothschildi (Photo from Forum Iranvij) Common name:Bali starling (en); estorninho-de-Bali (pt); étourneau de Rothschild (fr); estornino de Bali (es); Balistar (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SturnidaeRange:This species is endemic to the Indonesian island of Bali, where it is now confined to the West Bali National Park. There is also an introduced population in the nearby Nusa Penida […]

Pied starling

Spreo bicolor Photo by Alan Manson (Mango Verde) Common name:pied starling (en); estorninho-de-ventre-branco (pt); spréo bicolore (fr); estornino bicolor (es); zweifarb-glanzstar (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SturnidaeRange:This species is endemic to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.Size:These birds are 25-28 cm long and weigh 90-115 g.Habitat:The pied starling is mostly found in open habitats, such as grasslands, pastures and […]

Common hill myna

Gracula religiosa Photo by Rajiv Lather (Birding in India) Common name:common hill myna (en); mainá-da-montanha (pt); mainate religieux (fr); miná del Himalaya (es); beo (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SturnidaeRange:This species is found from eastern and north-eastern India, and southern China, through Indochina and into Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. It has also been introduced to several other […]

Brahminy starling

Sturnus pagodarum Photo by J.M. Garg (Wikipedia) Common name:Brahminy starling (en); estorninho-dos-pagodes (pt); étourneau des pagodes (fr); estornino de las pagodas (es); pagodenstar (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SturnidaeRange:This species is found throughout India and also in Nepal, eastern Pakistan and marginally into Afghanistan. Some of the more northern populations migrate south to winter in Sri Lanka. The […]

Crested myna

Acridotheres cristatellus (Photo from Lananhbirds Club) Common name:crested myna (en); mainá-de-crista (pt); martin huppé (fr); mainá china (es); haubenmaina (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SturnidaeRange:This species originates from southern China, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, but has been introduced to several parts of the world including Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Portugal, Argentina, British Columbia in Canada and Florida […]

Golden-breasted starling

Cosmopsarus regius Photo by Nick Athanas (Antpitta) Common name:golden-breasted starling (en); estorninho-de-peito-dourado (pt); choucador royal (fr); estornino de pecho dorado (es); königsglanzstar (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily SturnidaeRange:This species is found in East Africa, from southern and eastern Ethiopia, through Somalia and Kenya and into northern Tanzania.Size:These birds are 30-38 cm long and weigh 45-56 g.Habitat:The golden-breasted starling […]

Common myna

Acridotheres tristis Photo by Richard Taylor (Wikipedia) Common name:common myna (en); mainá-comum (pt); martin triste (fr); miná común (es); hirtenmaina (de) Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily Sturnidae Range:This species originates from southern Asia, from southern Iran and Afghanistan, through India, Nepal and Bangladesh and into Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. The common myna has been introduced to many areas […]