Acridotheres leucocephalus, Thomas Caverhill Jerdon, 1862
The vinous-breasted starling (Acridotheres burmannicus) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is sometimes placed in the genus Sturnus.
Distribution and habitat
It is found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam. In the early 2000s it has become an invasive species in Israel, alongside the common myna that invaded a few years earlier. Both populations seem to have started from individuals that escaped from a bird park in Tel Aviv.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Resident or presumed resident BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Sturnidae Genus Acridotheres Species Acridotheres leucocephalus
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Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Bangkok Province Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chaiya District, Surat Thani Chaloem Phrakiat Thai Prachan National Park Hat Wanakon National Park Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Ko Sichang District, Chonburi Kui Buri National Park Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri Mueang Tak District, Tak Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Nong Yai Area Development Project Under Royal Init Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pang Sila Thong District, Kamphaeng Phet Pathio District, Chumphon Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phunphin District, Surat Thani Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao Samut Prakan Province Sawi District, Chumphon Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thao Kosa Forest Park Thap Lan National Park Range map of Acridotheres leucocephalus in Thailand
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