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Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis  
Asian Glossy Starling
Photographer : © Pirmin Nietlisbach
Location :Pulau Bangkaru (Pulau Banyak), southern Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Date : 26 July 2010
English synonyms:Glossy Stare, Glossy Starling, Greater Glossy Starling, Indian Glossy Starling, Philippine Glossy Starling, Philippine Starling, Bornean Starling
Bird Family :Sturnini - Starlings & Mynas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Another surprising sight was the observation of 2-3 Asian Glossy Starlings with white eyes at a bird feeder. They were usually together with many Asian Glossy Starlings with red eyes. Does anyone know anything about the taxonomic status of the Asian Glossy Starlings on the islands of Pulau Banyak? It seems that only the subspecies on the Nicobar Islands (India) is known to have white irides. - PN