Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Sturnidae (Starlings)
Asian Pied Starling
Gracupica contra

    Size : 22 cm; 76–90 g
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Gracupica contra contra (Linnaeus, 1758)
    – extreme E Pakistan (Lahore area), N & C India (E to W Assam, S to extreme
    N Karnataka and N Andhra Pradesh), S Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • Gracupica contra sordida (Ripley, 1950)
    – NE India (E Assam).
  • Gracupica contra superciliaris (Blyth, 1863)
    – NE India (Manipur), Myanmar (except S & E) and SW China (SW Yunnan).
  • Gracupica contra floweri (Sharpe, 1897)
    – S & E Myanmar, S China (SE Yunnan), Thailand (except E), NW Laos and
  • Gracupica contra jalla (Horsfield, 1821)
    – Sumatra, Java and Bali.
    Introduced (presumed nominate race) in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia;
    also W India (Bombay area) and Japan.

Gracupica contra ssp. floweri
Date : 12 December 2016
Location : Ladang Tebu Chuping, Perlis

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