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Malabar starling (blythii) This was very tough to catch i had to hide again in the grass.. <br />
Malabar starlings(blythii) are different from Chestnut-tailed starlings(malabaricus) with white head and grey head respectively.. While genetically they are 0.2 to 0.8% different from each other.. <br />
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Malabar starling (blythii)

This was very tough to catch i had to hide again in the grass..
Malabar starlings(blythii) are different from Chestnut-tailed starlings(malabaricus) with white head and grey head respectively.. While genetically they are 0.2 to 0.8% different from each other..
Happily sharing its highkey image :) .. . .

    comments (2)

  1. What an extraordinary bird, I had never heard of it. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks..
      Its been recently separated from Chestnut tailed starling.. :-)
      Posted 4 years ago

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The Malabar starling is a species of starling found in southwest India. It was previously considered a subspecies of the chestnut-tailed starling.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by abhitap
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By abhitap

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Uploaded Oct 30, 2014. Captured Sep 19, 2014 09:38 in Mulund - Airoli Bridge Road, Mulund East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400081, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/7.1
  • 1/2s
  • ISO640
  • 230mm