Asian Pied Starling


Scientific Name: Sturnus contra
Common Name: Asian Pied Starling, Pied myna
Other Names: Ablaki myna, Gursal
Identifying Features: black and white plumage, white cheeks, orange eye-ring, orange beak
Fun Facts:
  • They are known for their ability to produce different sounds, imitate different tunes and mimic human speech.
  • They have become so abundant in urban environments that they are considered as pests by human beings.


This image was clicked by Nitoo Das at Okhla Bird Sanctuary in November, 2012.

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