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Spot-winged starling

Spot-winged starling
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Saroglossa
Species: S. spiloptera
Binomial name
Saroglossa spiloptera
(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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