Asian Glossy Starling – juveniles and immature

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Asian Glossy Starling juvenile
Asian Glossy Starling juvenile

“Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis strigata) are underrated birds, having interesting plumage.

Asian Glossy Starling juvenile
Asian Glossy Starling juvenile

“The two images above and the one below are of two different juveniles showing the darker brown-red iris, the lack of hackles, with the mesmerising, streaked underparts (and an attitude to match).

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“The image below is an immature bird attaining adult plumage with blood red iris, hackles and early glossy, green plumage.”

Asian Glossy Starling, immature bird
Asian Glossy Starling, immature bird

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
20th June 2017

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Wild urban garden

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