Agropsar sturninus, Peter Simon Pallas, 1776
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
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Non-breeding visitor BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Sturnidae Genus Agropsar Species Agropsar sturninus
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