07 May, 2011

Asian Glossy Starling

Scientific Name: Aplonis panayensis

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Lowland moist forest, mangrove forest, and urban areas in southeast Asia.

Field Notes: Medium-sized passerine. Glossy black / blue / green with bright red eye. Juvenile brown with white breast with brown streaking as in photo above.

Personal Notes: Seen at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Not quite sure what's going on with the White-rumped Shama coming in for an apparent crash landing in the upper left hand corner.

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