Synonyms for collared_starling or Related words with collared_starling
Examples of "collared_starling"
In Thailand the
is sometimes kept in captivity and taught to speak.
has been reported to have both a "chirruping" and a call of three short whistled notes.
("Grafisia torquata") is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is monotypic within the genus Grafisia. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon.
("Gracupica nigricollis") is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.
The other two would better be dealt with by resurrecting "Agropsar", either as distinct genus or as subgenus of "Gracupica" which otherwise includes the black-
(""Sturnus" nigricollis") and pied myna (""Sturnus" contra"); these four form a robust and ancient group of two sister species that is perhaps even closer to the wattled starling ("Creatophpora cinerea") than to the actual "Sturnus". Their similarity to "Sturnia" proper is probably simply a symplesiomorphy.
Over 30 species of birds have been recorded in the park since its creation. Birds most often seen or heard there include Chinese pond-heron, little egret, rock pigeon, spotted dove, zebra dove, plaintive cuckoo, common koel, coppersmith barbet, Asian palm-swift, barn swallow, streak-eared bulbul, black-naped oriole, large-billed crow, inornate warbler, common tailorbird, Oriental magpie-robin, pied fantail, black-
, common myna, white-vented myna, olive-backed sunbird, scarlet-backed flowerpecker, Eurasian tree sparrow. Species which are seen there less often include house swift, common iora, Asian pied starling, yellow-vented bulbul, brown shrike.
The species was first identified by Anton Reichenow and named "Spreo torquatus", from the Latin for "torquated", referring to the coloration around the neck of the male. It was later identified independently by James Chapin in 1913 in the Belgian Congo as "Stilbopsar leucothorax", from the Greek λευκός (meaning "white") and θώραξ (meaning "chest"), again referring to its white collar. They were placed into its current genus "Grafisia" by George Latimer Bates in 1926, based on substantial differences between the white-
and members of either "Spreo" or "Stilbopsar".
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