Chestnut-cheeked starling

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Chestnut-cheeked starling
Sturnus philippensis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Agropsar
Species: A. philippensis
Binomial name
Agropsar philippensis
(Forster, 1781)

Sturnia philippensis
Sturnus philippensis

The chestnut-cheeked starling (Agropsar philippensis) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It breeds in Japan and the Russian islands of Sakhalin and Kuriles;[2] it winters to Taiwan, the Philippines and northern Borneo.

The chestnut-cheeked starling was previous placed in the genus Sturnus. It was moved to the resurrected genus Agropsar based of the results of two molecular phylogenetic studies that were published in 2008.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Agropsar philippensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
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  3. ^ Zuccon, D.; Pasquet, E.; Ericson, P.G.P. (2008). "Phylogenetic relationships among Palearctic-Oriental starlings and mynas (genera Sturnus and Acridotheres: Sturnidae)". Zoologica Scripta. 37: 469–481. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00339.x.
  4. ^ Lovette, I.J.; McCleery, B.V.; Talaba, A.L.; Rubenstein, D.R. (2008). "A complete species-level molecular phylogeny for the 'Eurasian' starlings (Sturnidae:Sturnus, Acridotheres, and allies): Recent diversification in a highly social and dispersive avian group". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 47 (1): 251–260. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.01.020.
  5. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Nuthatches, Wallcreeper, treecreepers, mockingbirds, starlings, oxpeckers". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 11 May 2018.