French: Scissirostre des Célèbes German: Finkenschnabelstar Spanish: Estornino culipinto
Other common names:
locality unknown = Sulawesi
Sulawesi and nearby islands of Bangka, Lembeh, Togian Is, Butung, and Banggai Is (Peleng, Banggai).
20 cm; 50 g. Smallish starling with massive bill. Plumage is mostly dark grey, darker on wing and tail; rump and uppertail-covert feathers, and some feathers on flanks, are... read more
Song in courtship opens with chuckling notes, followed by loud whistles. Harsh rasping "schirr... read more
Generally at forest edge and in lightly wooded areas; more common in modified habitats, and most... read more
Food and feeding
Diet fruit, seeds and insects; fruits taken include those of figs (Ficus) and Albizzia, and bird's-eye chilli (... read more
Breeding recorded in May; captives nested in spring and summer in Europe. Monogamous. Colonial breeder, colonies containing up to hundreds... read more
Resident; local movements for foraging purposes.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread and common to locally very common. Breeds readily in captivity. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Dumoga Bone... read more
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