Daurian starling

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Daurian starling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Agropsar
Species: A. sturninus
Binomial name
Agropsar sturninus
(Pallas, 1776)

Sturnia sturnina
Sturnus sturnina

The Daurian starling (Agropsar sturninus), also known as the purple-backed starling, is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae, and is sometimes included in the genus Sturnus or Sturnia. It is found in Manchuria, eastern Mongolia, central China and North Korea; it winters in southeast Asia. Its natural habitats are boreal forests and temperate forests.

A single sight was recorded from Udawalawe National Park.


Distinguished from previous species by its dark mantle and crown and narrow wing bar.[1]


  1. ^ Strange, M. (2002) A photographic guide to birds of southeast asia: Periplus Editions