Brahminy Starling

Scientific Name: Sturnus pagodarum
Common Name: Brahminy Starling
Other Name: Brahminy myna

Identifying Features: brown belly and breast, black cap, loose crest, yellow bill with blueish base, light grey wings

Fun Facts:

  • They have been known to feed on the fruits of Thevetia peruviana which are toxic to many vertebrates.
  • They roost communally in large numbers in leafy trees, often in the company of parakeets and other mynas.


This image was clicked by Ashesh Rathor – via Flickr.

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