Red-billed starling

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Red-billed starling
Calling Spodiopsar sericeus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Spodiopsar
Species: S. sericeus
Binomial name
Spodiopsar sericeus
Gmelin, 1788

Sturnus sericeus

The red-billed starling (Spodiopsar sericeus) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in south and southeastern China.

White-cheeked starling and red-billed starling hybrid in Japan. The Japanese Journal of Orinthology has a report about the hybridization about Spodiopsar sericeus and Sturnus cineraceus.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Sturnus sericeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Sato, Shigeho; Kimura, Hiroshi; Hirata, Sachi; Yoshiaki, Okai. "A record of interspecific hybridization of the Grey Starling Sturnus cineraceus and the Red-billed Starling Sturnus sericeus in Sukumo, Kochi Prefecture". J-STAGE. Japanese Journal of Orinthology. Retrieved 17 August 2015.