White-shouldered Starling – Natural Bird Sound

White-shouldered Starling – Natural Bird Sound

The white-shouldered starling is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. The common name of this bird is derived from the white patch found on the bird’s shoulder.

Body length 19 cm. The iris is blue-white. Mouth grayish blue. Feet grey.

Males are generally grey. The forehead and top of the head are dirty white, and the wings and tail feathers are black. The shoulder feathers have striking white spots, the waist and tail coverts are gray-white, and the outer tail feathers are white at the end. The throat is white, the chest mouse is gray, and the abdomen is white.

The female bird is similar to the male bird, but the head and back are gray-brown, and the shoulder feathers have smaller white spots.

The sub-adult resembles the female, but has no white spots on the shoulder feathers.

Breeds in southern China and northern Vietnam. In winter, they migrate to Southeast Asia, Taiwan and other places to keep warm.

Video Source: 灰背椋鳥(噪林鳥)/White-shouldered Starling from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube ⁄ CC BY

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