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.
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