French: Étourneau à cou noir German: Schwarzhalsstar Spanish: Estornino cuellinegro
Canton (Guangzhou), Guangdong, China.
27–30·5 cm; 122–178 g. Large starling with mostly pied plumage; feathers of forehead and crown hackled. Has forehead, crown, chin and throat white,... read more
Calls include shrill rattles and melodious notes and harsh whistles; disyllabic "tiu tiu... read more
Open areas, including grassland, rice stubble, cultivated fields, lawns and settlements; also dry,... read more
Food and feeding
Earthworms (Oligochaeta), grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera); seeds also recorded as eaten. Forages primarily on the ground, including... read more
Season Mar–Jul in China, and Feb–Aug in Myanmar and SE Asia; multi-brooded. Presumed monogamous. Often in colonies, within... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout most of range. Introduced population in Taiwan reported as numbering more than 700 individuals in 1999. Deforestation may allow... read more
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