Species of Thailand
Agropsar sturninus, Peter Simon Pallas, 1776
(In Thai: นกกิ้งโครงแกลบหลังม่วงดำ)
The Daurian starling (Agropsar sturninus), or purple-backed starling, is a species of bird in the starling family found in the eastern Palearctic from eastern Mongolia and southeastern Russia to North Korea and central China.
Taxonomy and systematics
The Daurian starling was previously placed in the genus Sturnus. It was moved to the resurrected genus Agropsar based on the results of two molecular phylogenetic studies that were published in 2008.
The Daurian starling is distinguished from other starling species by its dark mantle and crown and narrow wing bars.
Distribution and habitat
The natural habitats of the Daurian starling are boreal forests and temperate forests.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Resident and passage visitor
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor
- Agropsar sturninus
- Thai: นกกิ้งโครงแกลบหลังม่วงดำ
- Sturnia sturnina
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)