Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Nakorn Nayok, part 2a

The Vinous-breasted Starling is a resident and mostly sedentary bird not encountered that often.

I remember my first sighting of this bird at a friends house in the middle of Bangkok many years ago. Boy, was I surprised. I can still go for long periods without seeing one as it isn't very numerous.
At the Military Academy there were 6 birds (biggest group I have seen) on the lawn.
Superficially resembling Black-collared Starling but easily separated by their smaller size.

This Black-collared Starling was collecting a lot of worms and I suspect it must be feeding young as well.

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