The Daurian Starling (Agropsar sturninus), also known as the Purple-backed Starling, is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is sometimes included in the genus Sturnus or Sturnia. It is found in Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yemen. Its natural habitats are boreal forests and temperate forests.
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Distinguished from previous species by dark mantle and crown and narrow wing bar. 
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