Brahminy Starling (Sturnia pagodarum) - HBW 14, p. 732
French: Étourneau des pagodes
Spanish: Estornino de las Pagodas
Other common names: Black-headed/Brahminy/Pagoda Myna
Taxonomy: Turdus pagodarum J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Malabar and Coromandel, southern India.
Genus often subsumed into Sturnus. Has occasionally been separated in a monospecific genus Temenuchus. Monotypic.
Distribution: NE Afghanistan E in foothills to W Nepal and West Bengal, S to E Pakistan and throughout peninsular India; non-breeding Sri Lanka.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 23 videos
Two birds in a tree, one feeding Locality Mudumalai National Park, India (Monotypic species)
Stefan Behrens 2001 7 years ago 58 sec 4.8
A bird preening and flying away. Locality Lingambudhi Lake, Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2009 4 years ago 23 sec 4.5
A bird entering in the nest with food in the bill Locality Kharad Forest, Shamli, Prabudh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India (Monotypic species)
Umar Saif 3 March 2007 6 years ago 8 sec 4.4
A bird feeding. Locality Lingambudhi Lake, Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2009 4 years ago 27 sec 4.2
Two adults perched on a branch preening itselfs Locality Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Jean Hupperetz 31 October 2004 9 years ago 36 sec 4.2
A front view of a bird perched. Locality Mudumalai National Park, India (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 8 December 2009 4 years ago 22 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 85 photos
Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan, India
Marco Valentini 15 March 2014 30 weeks ago 4.7
Sturnia pagodarum-- Beautiful among the Neem Flowers in the middle of extreme Summer!
Locality Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
smurali 4 May 2014 24 weeks ago 4.5
Bird basking in sun, sitting on barbed wire fence
Locality Bhilai, Durg District, Chhatisgarh, India
anurag3069 12 January 2012 2 years ago 4.5
Sturnia pagodarum eating Tenebrio molitor in the tropical house of Münster Zoo
Locality Münster Zoo, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Guido Bohn 30 April 2009 3 years ago 4.4
A bird standing on the ground.
Locality Sawai Madhopur, Sawai Madhopur District, Rajasthan, India
Vaibhav Mishra 28 June 2010 4 years ago 4.3
A bird on a tree.
Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Jordi Sargatal 28 February 2011 39 weeks ago 4.3