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Asian glossy starling

Binomial name: Aplonis panayensis, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 1783

The Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family.

It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. There is also a huge number of this species inhabiting towns and cities, where they take refuge in abandoned buildings and trees. They often move in large groups and are considered one of the noisiest species of birds.

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Videos of Asian glossy starling

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    Asian glossy starling

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Sturnidae
Genus
Aplonis
Species
Aplonis panayensis

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Asian glossy starling, Aplonis panayensis in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Chaiya District, Surat Thani
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hat Chao Mai National Park
  • Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
  • Hat Yai District, Songkhla
  • Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khura Buri District, Phang Nga
  • Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
  • Ko Tao
  • Mu Ko Lanta National Park
  • Mu Ko Similan National Park
  • Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Mueang Pattani District, Pattani
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Phatthalung District, Phatthalung
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • Mueang Satun District, Satun
  • Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani
  • Nong Yai Area Development Project Under Royal Init
  • Pathio District, Chumphon
  • Sirinat National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Tha Phae District, Satun
  • Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga
  • Thalang District, Phuket
  • Than Sadet - Koh Pha-Ngan National Park

Range map of Aplonis panayensis in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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