Species of Thailand

Asian glossy starling

Aplonis panayensis, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 1783

(In Thai: นกเอี้ยงดำปักษ์ใต้)

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

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกเอี้ยงดำปักษ์ใต้

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Asian glossy starling

Range Map

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 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