Species of Thailand

Spot-winged starling

Saroglossa spilopterus, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1831

(In Thai: นกกิ้งโครงปีกลายจุด)

The spot-winged starling (Saroglossa spilopterus) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It breeds in northern India and western Nepal; it winters in Northeast India, north-eastern Bangladesh and Myanmar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. This species was first bred in the UK by Mrs K.M. Scamell in 1969. A detailed account of the breeding can be found in the January/February 1970 edition of Foreign Birds, the journal of the Foreign Bird League.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare winter visitor

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

BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Sturnidae
Genus
Saroglossa
Species
Saroglossa spilopterus

Common names

  • Thai: นกกิ้งโครงปีกลายจุด

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Spot-winged starling

Range Map

Distribution map of Spot-winged starling, Saroglossa spilopterus in Thailand
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Tak District, Tak
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Saroglossa spilopterus in Thailand