French: Stourne des Tanimbar German: Tanimbarstar Spanish: Estornino de las Tanimbar
P. L. Sclater, 1883,
Larat, Tanimbar Islands.
Tanimbar Is (Yamdena, Larat), in extreme E Lesser Sundas.
20 cm. Medium-sized starling with comparatively sturdy bill, and with lanceolate feathers on crown and throat. Head and body are dark charcoal-black glossed with metallic... read more
Cacophony of piping, metallic calls from flocks; similar calls repeated at intervals by individual... read more
Wooded areas, including secondary forest and woodland edge, and mangroves.
Food and feeding
Diet fruit, probably also insects and nectar. Forages in dense crowns of flowering and fruiting trees. Forages singly, in pairs or in small... read more
No published information.
Presumed to be resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Banda Sea Islands EBA. Locally common in suitable habitat; has very small... read more
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