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Chestnut-tailed Starling

Sturnia malabarica (Gmelin, JF 1789)

The chestnut-tailed starling, also called grey-headed starling and grey-headed myna is a member of the starling family. It is a resident or partially migratory species found in wooded habitats in India and Southeast Asia. The species name is after the distribution of a former subspecies in the Malabar region. While the chestnut-tailed starling is a winter visitor to peninsular India, the closely related resident breeding population with a white head is now treated as a full species, the Malabar starling. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sturnidae
Genus:
   Sturnia
Scientific:
  Sturnia malabarica


Original description

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF 1789)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 13, vol. 1, part 2 1 pt2 p.816

Protonym:
  Turdus malabaricus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2656311


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  52CE07EE1C1784DB

Avibase ID:
  avibase-52CE07EE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/52CE07EE


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 915883

Geographic range:

  • Sturnia malabarica malabarica: N, c, ne India, Nepal; winters to s, w India
  • Sturnia malabarica nemoricola: NE India (s Assam), s China (Yunnan), Myanmar, nw and w Thailand, Laos, Vietnam; to Cambodia in winter
English:
Chestnut-tailed Starling
Catalan:
Estornell de cap cendrós
Czech:
špaček rezavobřichý
Danish:
Gråhovedet Stær
German:
Graukopfstar
Spanish:
Estornino Malabar
Spanish (Spain):
Estornino malabar
Finnish:
harmaasiipikottarainen
French:
Étourneau à tête grise
Croatian:
bjeloglavi čvorak
Hungarian:
szürkefejű seregély
Italian:
Storno codacastana
Japanese (romaji):
indokomukudori
Japanese:
インドコムクドリ
Lithuanian:
pilkagalvis varnėnas
Dutch:
Grijskopspreeuw
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gråhovudstare
Norwegian:
Gråhodestær
Polish:
szpak szarogłowy
Portuguese:
Estorninho-de-malabar
Portuguese (Portugal):
estorninho-de-cabeça-cinzenta
Russian:
Сероголовый скворец
Slovak:
škorec sivohlavý
Swedish:
gråhuvad stare
Ukrainian:
Шпачок сіроголовий
Chinese:
灰头椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
灰頭椋鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2023:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 2023:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sturnia malabarica [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Sturnia malabarica or blythii (sensu lato) by some authors

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Azerbaijani: bozbaş sığırçın
Bulgarian: Сивоглав скорец
Bengali: খয়রালেজ কাঠশালিক
Catalan: Estornell de cap cendrós
Czech: špaček rezavobřichý, špaček šedohlavý
Chuvash: сăрă пуçлă шăнкăрч
Welsh: Drudwen benllwyd
Danish: Gråhovedet Stær
German: Graukopfstar
English: Ashy-headed starling, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Chestnut-tailed Starling [malabarica or nemoricola], Grey-headed starling
English, HBW: Chestnut-tailed Starling (Chestnut-tailed)
English (IOC): Chestnut-tailed Starling
English (United States): Chestnut-tailed Starling
Esperanto: Grizkapa sturno, Malabara sturno
Spanish: Estornino cabecigrís, Estornino Cola Castaña, Estornino Malabar
Spanish (Spain): Estornino cola castaña, Estornino Malabar
Spanish (HBW): Chestnut-tailed Starling
Estonian: Halltiib-kuldnokk
Persian: سار دم بلوطی
Finnish: harmaasiipikottarainen
French: Etourneau à tête grise, Étourneau à tête grise, Étourneau à tête grise [malabarica]
Irish: Druid cheannliath
Galician: Estorniño de cabeza cincenta
Croatian: bjeloglavi čvorak
Hungarian: szürkefejű seregély
Italian: Storno codacastana, Storno testagrigia
Japanese (romaji): indo ko muku-dori, indokomukudori
Japanese: インドコムクドリ
Japanese (Kanji): インド小椋鳥
Scientific: Sturnia malabarica, Sturnia malabarica [malabarica or nemoricola], Sturnia malabarica malabarica, Sturnus malabaricus, Sturnus malabaricus malabaricus, Turdus malabaricus
Lithuanian: pilkagalvis varnėnas, Rudauodegis varnėnas
Latvian: Pelēkgalvas strazds
Malayalam: ചാര തലച്ചിക്കാളി , ചാരത്തലക്കാളി
Marathi: करड्या डोक्याची मैना
Malay: Burung Perling Ekor Perang
Nepali: Šुस्रोटाउक² साराÄ
Dutch: Grijskopspreeuw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gråhovudstare
Norwegian: Gråhodestær
Polish: szpak szarogłowy
Pinyin: huī-tóu liáng-niǎo
Portuguese: Estorninho-de-cabeça-cinzenta, Estorninho-de-malabar
Portuguese (Portugal): estorninho-de-cabeça-cinzenta
Rhaeto-Romance: Sturnel dal chau grisch
Russian: Сероголовый скворец
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Thambala penda Sharikawa
Slovak: škorec sivohlavý
Swedish: Gråhuvad stare
Tamil: Sambalthalai Naganavaai
Thai: นกกิ้งโครงแกลบหัวเทา
Thai (Transliteration): nók kîŋ-kʰrooŋ klàeep hŭa-tʰaw
Turkish: Kızılca sığırcık
Tatar: соры башлы сыерчык
Ukrainian: Шпачок сіроголовий
Vietnamese: Chim Sáo đá đầu xám, Chim Sáo đá đuôi hung, Sáo đá đuôi hung
Chinese: 灰头椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭椋鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 灰頭椋鳥
Chinese (Taiwan): 灰头椋鸟

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