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Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis strigata   - Food item
Asian Glossy Starling
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 29 August 2017
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 :Observed a number of feeding on a small fruit (white berries with embedded seeds) called the Native or Australian Mulberry (Pipturus argenteus). The birds included the:
1. Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius madoci)
2. Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus pattani)
3. Yellow Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier analis)
4. Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus brunneus)
5. Stripe-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus finlaysoni finlaysoni)
6. Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis strigata)
7. Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis musicus)
8. Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus crassirostris)
9. Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica indica) - feeds on fallen fruit (not seen taking fruit in tree yet)
10. Pin-striped Tit Babbler (Macronus gularis gularis)
11. Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus torquatus)
Large numbers of adults and immature Asian Glossy Starling were feeding on the fruit.
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