Asian Glossy Starlings gathering on the ground

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On some evening when the Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) were gathering in trees and palms around my area LINK prior to moving on to their main roosting trees, 40-50 mainly juveniles were seen gathering on the ground of my neighbour’s garden (above).

According to Subaraj Rajathurai, “Though Asian Glossy Starlings come more readily to the ground to feed on human food, it is unusual for a large flock to gather on the ground. At this time of the year these starlings do seem to gather into large flocks, following the breeding season, and perhaps carry out some movement away from Singapore, as numbers decline later.”

Credit: YC Wee (image) & Subaraj Rajathurai (additional information) .

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