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Gray-headed Starling / Sturnia malabarica

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List of birds of India (part 2 - Passerines)

68 Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike - Hemipus picatus picatus

Synonym: Pied Flycatcher-shrike

One bird at Bondle on 7 March, sighted at Vagator on 9 and 10 March.

Met in Bondle on 7 March
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Black-headed Gray Larvae - Black-headed Cuckooshrike - Coracina melanoptera

On March 4, one bird near Karambolinsky Lake, on March 5 in Bondle.
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70 (438) Long-tailed Shrike - "Rufous - Backed" Long-tailed Shrike - Lanius schach caniceps

On March 4, one bird was seen in a field near the Karambolinsky forest, on March 4, one bird was in a field on the way to Vagator.


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71 (439) Masked Oriole - Indian Golden Oriole - Oriolus kundoo

Synonym: Oriolus oriolus kundoo.

March 3 in Vagator, March 4 on the way to the Karambolinsky forest.


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72 Black-headed Oriole - Black-hooded Oriole - Oriolus xanthornus maderaspatanus

7 March several birds in Bondle


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73 Black Drongo - Black Drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus

This bird is found everywhere.


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74 (58) Gray drongo - Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucophaeus longicaudatus

Synonym: Gray Drongo.

March 7 in Bondle, March 9 in Vagator.


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75 (440) Bronzed Drongo - Bronzed Drongo - Dicrurus aeneus

Marked at Bondle on 7 March.


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76 (441) Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus

Synonym: Paradise drongo (according to the dictionary "Birds")

Several birds were sighted on March 4 on the way to Karambolinsky forest, on March 7 in Bondle.


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White-browed Fantail - Rhipidura aureola

Saw several birds at Bondle on 7 March.
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77 Paradise, or long-tailed, flycatcher - Asian Paradise-flycatcher - Terpsiphone paradisi

On 4 March male was sighted near Karambolinsky Lake, on 7 March male in Bondle, on 9 March female in Vagator.


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78 (442) Indian tree magpie - Rufous Treepie - Dendrocitta vagabunda

Several birds in the field on the morning of March 4, several birds in Bondle on March 7.


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79 House Crow - House Crow - Corvus splendens

All over the place, especially on the beach in Vagator.


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80 Indian Jungle Crow - Corvus culminatus

Note - the Russian name is a translation from English.

I met these crows on the vagator beach and on March 7 in Bondle.


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81 (443) Malabar Lark - Galerida malabarica

Endemic to South India.

On 5 March, one bird was seen in the fields on the way to Vagator.


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82 (444) Gray-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus priocephalus

Endemic to South India

Several birds sighted March 7 in Bondle


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83 (445) Red-whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus

A fairly common bird - I met it everywhere.


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84 Pink-bellied Bulbul - Red-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer cafer

Met in many places.


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85 (446) White-browed Bulbul - Pycnonotus luteolus luteolus

Endemic to South India and Sri Lanka

March 8 at Mojim Beach, March 9 and 10 at Vagator Beach


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86 Yellow-browed Bulbul - Acritillas indica

Synonym: Iole indica.

Endemic to South India and Sri Lanka.

Met in Bondle on 7 March


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87 Barn Swallow - Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

On March 4, several on wires near the Karambolinsky forest, on March 8, several on Anjuna beach.


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88 Wire-tailed Swallow - Hirundo smithii

On March 5, several swallows were observed on the pier of the Zuari River.


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89 (447) Indian Rock Swallow - Streak-throated Swallow - Petrochelidon fluvicola

Synonim: Hirundo fluvicola

On March 4, several birds met near the Karambolinsky forest.


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Monochrome Rock Swallow - Dusky Crag Martin - Ptyonoprogne concolor

Synonyms: Hirundo concolor

On 5 March, one bird was seen on the bridge over the Zuari.
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90 (448) Red-rumped Swallow - Cecropis daurica erythropygia

Synonyms: Hirundo daurica, Lesser Striated Swallow

Several birds were observed on Anjuna beach on 8 March.


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91 (449) Greenish Warbler - Phylloscopus trochiloides

Sighted in the Karambolinsky forest on March 4


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92 Turkenskaya warbler - Indian Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus stentoreus brunnescens

Synonym: Acrocephalus brunnescens

On 5 March, one bird was observed in the bushes on the banks of the Zuari River.


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93 (450) Garden Warbler - Blyth's Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus dumetorum

March 10 one bird in Vagator


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94 (451) Northern Warbler - Booted Warbler - Iduna caligata

Synonyms: Little Goat, Hippolais caligata

On 9 March, one bird was seen in a dry bush on a slope in Vagator.


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95 Ash Prinia - Gray-breasted Prinia - Prinia hodgsonii

On March 4, one bird in the Karambolinsky forest.


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96 Red-bellied Prinia - Ashy Prinia - Prinia socialis

March 4 in the Karambolinsky forest, March 9 and 10 in Vagator.


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97 Brown-headed Prinia - Plain Prinia - Prinia inornata

March 4 in the Karambolinsky forest.


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Red-fronted warbler dressmaker - Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius

Met in Bondle on 7 March.
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98 (452) Black-headed Thymelia - Dark-fronted Babbler - Rhopocichla atriceps atriceps

Endemic to South India and Sri Lanka.

7 March meetings in Bondle.


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99 (453) Gray-headed Alzippe - Brown-cheeked Fulvetta - Alcippe poioicephala

Synonym: Quaker Babbler

7 March meetings in Bondle.


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Puff-throated Babbler - Pellorneum ruficeps

One bird sighted in Bondle on 5 March
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100 (454) Banded Thrush Thymelia - Jungle Babbler - Turdoides striata

Synonym: Turdoides striatus

A flock of birds observed in Bondle on 7 May.


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101 Blue Irena - Asian Fairy Bluebird - Irena puella

One bird sighted at Bondle on 7 May.


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102 Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

March 3 on the Vagator beach,


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103 (455) Brown myna - Jungle Myna - Acridotheres fuscus mahrattensis

Met in Vagator on March 3.


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104 (456) Gray-headed Starling - Chestnut-tailed Starling - Sturnia malabarica

Synonym: Sturnus malabaricus

5 March several birds in Bondle, 9 and 10 March in Vagator


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Malabar Starling - Sturnia blythii

Synonym: Sturnus malabaricus blythii, Malabar white-headed starling

Endemic to South India.

Note - Russian name is a translation from English uj.

Recorded in Bondle recorded 7 March at Bondle. Note that it is possible that some of the birds that I have marked as Gray-headed Starling are actually Malabar Starlings.
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105 (457) Rose starling - Rosy Starling - Pastor roseus

Synonym: Sturnus roseus.

On March 8, a flock of squarts met at Anjuna Beach

Synonyms: Geokichla citrina, Orange-headed thrush

7 March one bird in Bondle.


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107 (459) Indian Blackbird - Turdus simillimus

Synonym: Nilgiri Blackbird

7 March several birds in Bondle.


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108 (460) White-rumped Shama - Copsychus malabaricus

7 March one bird in Bondle.


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109 Magpie Shama Thrush - Oriental Magpie Robin - Copsychus saularis

March 4 near the Karambolinsky lake.
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110 Indian Robin - Saxicoloides fulicata

On March 4, one bird in the Karambolinsky forest.


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111 (461) Siberian black-headed coin - Siberian Stonechat - Saxicola maurus

On March 4, a pair of birds was encountered in a field near the Karambolinsky forest


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112 (462) Black coin - Pied Bushchat - Saxicola caprata

On March 5, several birds in the fields near Vagator, on March 8, on Anjuna beach


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113 (463) Blue-capped Rock-Thrush - Monticola cinclorhynchus

7 March one bird in Bondle.


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114 (464) Bamboo Flycatcher - Brown-breasted Flycatcher - Muscicapa muttui

Synonym: Layard's Flycatcher

7 March one bird in Bondle.


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White-bellied Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis pallipes

Endemic to South India (Western Ghats).

On March 7, a female flycatcher was well observed in Bondle, but the photo could not be taken.
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Brown-breasted Niltava - Tickell's Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis tickelliae

Synonym: Cyornis Tikela Blue Flycatcher

We met this flycatcher on March 4 in the Karambolinsky forest, on March 7 in Bondle.
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115 (465) Jerdons Leafbird - Chloropsis jerdoni

Synonym: Chloropsis cochinchinensis jerdoni

On 4 March several birds were feeding on a tree in a village on the way to Karambolinsky forest, on 7 March observed in Bondle.


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Thick-billed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum agile

Synonym: Thick-billed flower sucker

Listed on March 4 in Karambolino.
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116 Red-billed flower beetle - Pale-billed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum erythrorhynchos

On March 4, several birds in the Karambolinsky forest


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117 (466) Dwarf Sunbird - Crimson-backed Sunbird - Leptocoma minima

Synonyms: Nectarinia minima, Small Sunbird

Endemic to South India (Western Ghats).


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118 Lemon Sunbird - Purple-rumped Sunbird - Nectarinia zeylonica

Every day on the Vagator beach, on March 4, one bird in the Karambolinsky forest


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119 (467) Asian Sunbird - Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus

Synonym: Nectarinia asiatica

On March 4, one female on the shores of Lake Karambolinsky, on March 7, several birds in Bondle.

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White-throated Spider-trap Sunbird - Little Spiderhunter - Arachnothera longirostra

Saw one bird in Bondle on 7 March, but failed to photograph.
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120 Indian House Sparrow - Passer domesticus indicus

Met on Vagator Beach and Anjuna Beach (March 8).


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121 (468) Weaver-baya - Baya Weaver - Ploceus philippinus

On March 4, one bird near the Karambolinsky forest.


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122 (469) Sharp-tailed Bronze Finch - White-rumped Munia - Lonchura striata striata

Synonyms: White-rumped Mannikin, Sharp-tailed finch.


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123 Wood Wagtail - Forest Wagtail - Dendronanthus indicus

7 March one bird in Bondle.


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124 (470) White-browed Wagtail - Motacilla madaraspatensis

On March 4, one bird on a bridge near Lake Karambolinsky.


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125 (471) Yellow Wagtail - Greyheaded Wagtail - Motacilla flava Thunbergii

March 7th at Crocodile Lake in Bondle.


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126 (472) Steppe ridge - Richard's Pipit - Anthus richardi

On March 5, one bird on wires on the way to Vagator.


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127 Rice Pipit - Paddyfield Pipit - Anthus rufulus

On March 4, several near the Karambolinsky forest, on March 8, a flock on Anjuna beach

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Area

The common starling is widespread in all biographical regions with the exception of the Neotropical (Central and South America). In Eurasia, it lives on a vast territory: in the north, the area is limited, in the south by Northern Spain, Southern France, Italy, and Northern Greece, Turkey, Northern Iraq, Northern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and North-West India, in the east by Lake Baikal, in the west ... In Siberia, it occurs up to 60 ° north. latitude. Was deliberately introduced by man to Southwest Africa, Australia, New Zealand and North America. In particular, in the second half of the 19th century, several attempts were made to equip this species in the United States. The most famous such attempt was the release of about 100 birds in Central Park in New York in 1890-1891. Although only 15 of these birds ultimately survived, they subsequently spread widely across the continent from southern Canada in the north to Florida and northern Mexico in the south.

Habitat

It is quite tolerant in choosing a habitat, but it is found only on the plain, not climbing high in the mountains. It gets along well in settlements and in rural areas near farms. Lives in coastal areas, in swamps, salt marshes, woodlands, steppes, but avoids hard-to-reach places. During breeding, it needs hollows of trees or niches of buildings for building a nest and sown fields as a forage area.

Has a wide range of sounds, which can include whistles, creaks, meows, various noises and rattles. Able to imitate the singing of other birds: for example, on the North American continent, he easily picks up the sounds of the Virginia kurapatka (Colinis virginianus), screeching plover (Charadrius vociferus), eastern forest beer (Contopus virens) or eastern meadow tupil (Sturnella magna) Russian ornithologists noticed that starlings are able to imitate thrush, warblers (Acrocephalus), bluethroats (Luscinia svecica), larks, orioles (Oriolus oriolus), swallows, quails, jays and other birds, and even croak like frogs. Sometimes starlings arriving in spring from the south begin to sing with the voices of subtropical birds. In Kazakhstan and Central Asia, starlings imitate the sounds of a flock of sheep, including bleating, barking dogs, and clicking a whip. In one of his stories, the writer M. Zverev, a naturalist, described a starling under his window, which faithfully depicted the process of typing on a typewriter.

Migration

Starlings during migration

In Europe, the degree of migration varies with climatic conditions; the propensity to migrate increases from west to east and north. For example, in Great Britain and Ireland, birds are mainly sedentary, in Belgium 50-70% of nesting birds remain in the country, in the Netherlands about 20% remain, and the rest winter in England, Belgium and Northern France - about 500 km from the place birth. In Central Europe, the number of sedentary birds varies from 2.5% (Switzerland and Southern Germany) to 8% (Eastern Geramnia, Czech Republic and Slovakia). In northern Scandinavia, in eastern Poland, Russia and northern Ukraine, birds are almost entirely migratory. In migratory birds in Central and Eastern Europe, the distance between nesting places and winter quarters is from 1 to 2 thousand kilometers, most of these birds in the cold season move to southern Europe, northwest Africa (Egypt, Algeria or Tunisia) and to India ... In winter, starlings gathering in large numbers can not only make an impressive sight, but also cause some inconvenience to the local population: for example, during this period, the inhabitants of Rome try not to appear on the street in the evening, when the hum of ordinary starlings can drown out even the noise of traffic.

In case of migration, starlings return to nesting sites early, even when there is snow. The first birds return in the second half of February, and in Central Europe the bulk arrives by the end of March. In the north of the natural range, migration ends only at the beginning of May. At first, males arrive, and females appear a few days later. Autumn migration begins in early September at the end of the autumn molt, reaches its peak in mid-October and continues until November. It was noticed that young non-nesting individuals begin to wander towards winter apartments earlier than other birds, sometimes already at the beginning of July.

Social behavior

Sometimes in the sky you can see a large flock of skillfully maneuvering common starlings

Starlings flock and settle in small colonies, usually several pairs not far from each other. Sometimes they can be seen flying in a huge group of several thousand individuals, while they simultaneously repeat turns, parry and land on the ground, scattering over a large area. During incubation and brood chicks adhere to their small territory, which within a radius of no more than 10 m, and carefully protect it from other birds. The feeding areas are not guarded. They feed away from the nest - on the outskirts of villages, vegetable gardens, sown areas and along river banks. Grown chicks already in mid-June behave independently of their parents, straying into joint flocks.

For the night, starlings also gather in groups - usually in coastal areas, densely overgrown with reeds and ivy forests. In addition, at night they can be found in city gardens and parks, sitting on the branches of trees and bushes. In wintering grounds, the number of birds sleeping together can reach more than a million individuals.

Common starlings are quite aggressive towards other species of birds and are able to compete with them for a place suitable for a nest. In particular, in the United States, the Red-headed Woodpecker, an inhabitant of North America (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), which was driven out of its traditional nesting sites. In Europe, starlings successfully compete for the right to occupy a place suitable for the nest with Rollers (Coracias garrulus) and green woodpeckers (Picus virdis).

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