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Daurian Starling/Purple-backed Starling Agropsar sturninus  
Daurian Starling/Purple-backed Starling
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 2 January 2019
English synonyms:Daurian Myna, Daurian Starlet, Purple-backed Myna
Bird Family :Sturnini - Starlings & Mynas
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Large flocks at this wetlands site. The flock I was watching had in excess of 95 birds. They forage both on fruit and insects. For insects they behave like a “mixed foraging party of birds”, swarming through a tree, checking under foliage; even checking a spider’s nest.
-Amar
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