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Starling, White-cheeked
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Sturnus cineraceus
Asia, China, Global, Hong Kong, IndoChina, Japan, Korea, Macau, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as very common in Japan and common in China (Feare and Craig 1998), while national population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs, c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration and c.50-1,000 wintering individu ...
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The White-cheeked Starling or Grey Starling (Sturnus cineraceus) is a passerine bird of the starling family. It is native to eastern Asia where it is a common and well-known bird in much of its range. Usually, it is placed in the genus Sturnus, but sometimes it is united with the typical mynas in Acridotheres. This is supported by recent studies, but together with the Red-billed Starling (Sturnus sericeus) which seems to be its closest living relative it represents an old lineage among the typical mynahs. They might arguably be awarded a distinct genus, but this is probably unnecessary.(Jønsson & Fjeldså 2006, Zuccon et al. 2006) ...
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