Rose-coloured Starling (Pastor roseus) - HBW 14, p. 727
French: Étourneau roselin
Spanish: Estornino Rosado
Other common names: Rosy Pastor, Rosy Starling
Taxonomy: Turdus roseus Linnaeus, 1758, Lapland and Switzerland.
Genus often subsumed into Sturnus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds regularly from S Ukraine E to lower Volga steppes, C & E Kazakhstan, W Altai and W Mongolia, S to E Turkey, S Iran, Afghanistan and NW China (W & N Xinjiang); occasionally SE Europe W to Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy, and possibly now breeding annually in Bulgaria, also occasionally farther E in Russia (to upper R Yenisey). Non-breeding mainly India and Sri Lanka.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult male singing. Locality Moti Virani, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Josep del Hoyo 16 February 2011 1 year ago 4
Calling from Acacia tree Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 March 2004 3 years ago 4
Calls of male Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 February 2007 3 years ago 4