Asian glossy starling
Aplonis panayensis, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 1783
The Asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan (introduced) and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical mangrove forest. 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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Category / Seasonal Status
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Resident or presumed resident BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Sturnidae Genus Aplonis Species Aplonis panayensis
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Asian glossy starling
Ao Phang-Nga National Park Chaiya District, Surat Thani Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary Hat Chao Mai National Park Hat Yai District, Songkhla Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary Khok Pho District, Pattani Khura Buri District, Phang Nga Ko Lanta National Park Ko Phra Thong Ko Samui District, Surat Thani Ko Tao Lan Saka District, Nakhon Si Thammarat 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 Phi Phi Islands Similan Islands 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
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