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Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling
Sturnia [malabarica or blythii] (= Sturnia malabarica) (Gmelin, JF, 1789)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sturnidae
Genus:
  Sturnia

Scientific:
  Sturnia malabarica

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.816

Protonym:
  Turdus malabaricus

Avibase ID:
  B2D8530993BC0ABF

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B2D85309

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
  • Sturnia blythii: SW India
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling
Czech:
  špaček šedohlavý
German:
  Graukopfstar
Danish:
  Gråhovedet Stær
Spanish:
  Estornino Malabar
Finnish:
  harmaasiipikottarainen
French:
  Étourneau à tête grise ou É. de Malabar
Italian:
  Storno codacastana
Japanese:
  indokomukudori
Japanese:
  インドコムクドリ
Dutch:
  Grijskopspreeuw
Norwegian:
  Gråhodestær
Polish:
  szpak szaroglowy
Portuguese:
  Estorninho-de-malabar
Russian:
  Сероголовый скворец
Slovak:
  škorec sivohlavý
Swedish:
  Gråhuvad stare
Chinese:
  灰头椋鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling ( Sturnia [malabarica or blythii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling ( Sturnus [malabaricus or blythii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling ( Sturnus [malabaricus or blythii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling ( Sturnia [malabarica or blythii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling ( Sturnia [malabarica or blythii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling ( Sturnia [malabarica or blythii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling ( Sturnia [malabarica or blythii])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Étourneau à tête grise ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Étourneau à tête grise ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Chestnut-tailed/Malabar Starling ( Sturnia malabarica/blythii)
eBird version 2015:
   Chestnut-tailed/Malabar Starling ( Sturnia malabarica/blythii)
eBird version 2016:
   Chestnut-tailed/Malabar Starling ( Sturnia malabarica/blythii)
eBird version 2017:
   Chestnut-tailed/Malabar Starling ( Sturnia malabarica/blythii)
eBird version 2018:
   Chestnut-tailed/Malabar Starling ( Sturnia malabarica/blythii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Ashy-headed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Ashy-headed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnia malabarica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Sturnus malabaricus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Sturnus malabaricus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Sturnus malabaricus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Chestnut-tailed Starling ( Sturnus malabaricus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sturnus malabaricus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms

Bengali: খয়রালেজ কাঠশালিক
Catalan: Estornell de cap cendrós, estornell malabar
Czech: Špacek šedohlavý, špaček šedohlavý
Danish: Gråhovedet Stær
German: Graukopfstar, Malabarstar
English: Ashy-headed Starling, Chestnut tailed Starling, Chestnut-tailed or Malabar Starling, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Chestnut-tailed/Malabar Starling, Gray-headed Myna, Gray-headed Starling, Grey-headed Myna, Grey-headed Starling
Spanish: Estornino de Cabeza Ceniza, Estornino Malabar
Finnish: Harmaasiipikottarainen
French: Etourneau à tête grise, Étourneau à tête grise, Étourneau à tête grise ou É. de Malabar, Martin à tête grise, Martin de Malabar
Hungarian: szürkefejű seregély
Italian: Storno codacastana, Storno testagrigia
Japanese: indo ko muku-dori, indokomukudori, indokomukudori/maraba-mukudori
Japanese: インドコムクドリ, インドコムクドリ/マラバームクドリ
Japanese (Kanji): インド小椋鳥
Latin: Sturnia [malabarica or blythii], Sturnia malabarica, Sturnia malabarica/blythii, Sturnus [malabaricus or blythii], Sturnus malabaricus, Sturnus malabaricus malabaricus, Turdus malabaricus
Lithuanian: Rudauodegis varnėnas
Malayalam: ചാര തലച്ചിക്കാളി , ചാരത്തലക്കാളി/ഗരുഡൻ ചാരക്കാളി
Malay: Burung Perling Ekor Perang
Dutch: Grijskopspreeuw, Grijskopspreeuw/Witkopspreeuw
Norwegian: Brunkinnstær, Gråhodestær, gråhodestær/hvithettestær, Gråhodet stær
Polish: szpak szaroglowy, szpak szarogłowy
Pinyin: huī-tóu liáng-niǎo
Portuguese: Estorninho-de-malabar
Russian: Сероголовый скворец
Slovak: škorec sivohlavý
Swedish: Gråhuvad stare , gråhuvad stare/malabarstare
Tamil: Sambalthalai Naganavaai
Thai: นกกิ้งโครงแกลบหัวเทา
Thai (Transliteration): nók kîŋ-kʰrooŋ klàeep hŭa-tʰaw
Vietnamese: Chim Sáo đá đầu xám, Chim Sáo đá đuôi hung
Chinese: 灰头椋鸟, 灰头椋鸟/马拉巴椋鸟, 灰頭椋鳥
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭椋鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 灰頭椋鳥
Chinese (Taiwan): 灰头椋鸟

 

         

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