Malabar starling

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Malabar starling
Sturnia blythii.jpg
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Sturnia
Species: S. blythii
Binomial name
Sturnia blythii
(Jerdon, 1845)

Sturnus blythii

The Malabar starling (Sturnia blythii) is a species of starling found in southwest India. It was previously considered a subspecies of the chestnut-tailed starling.


  • Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia. The Ripley guide. Volume 2: attributes and status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.

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