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Spot-winged starling

Binomial name: Saroglossa spiloptera, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1831

The Spot-winged Starling (Saroglossa spiloptera) is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent and adjacent parts of Southeast Asia. Its range spans across Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, and possibly Bhutan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. 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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Scientific classification

Saroglossa spiloptera

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Spot-winged starling, Saroglossa spiloptera in Thailand

Range map of Saroglossa spiloptera in Thailand

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