Spot-winged starling

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Spot-winged starling
Spot Winged Starling Female.jpg
At Sattal, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Saroglossa
Hodgson, 1844
S. spilopterus
Binomial name
Saroglossa spilopterus
(Vigors, 1831)

Saroglossa spiloptera

The spot-winged starling (Saroglossa spilopterus) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It breeds in northern India and western Nepal; it winters in Northeast India, north-eastern Bangladesh and Myanmar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. This species was first bred in the UK by Mrs K.M. Scamell in 1969. A detailed account of the breeding can be found in the January/February 1970 edition of Foreign Birds, the journal of the Foreign Bird League.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Saroglossa spilopterus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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