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Aplonis metallica (Metallic Starling)

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
11
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.24756
EDGE Score: 1.1779

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  57 grams
Birth Weight [2]  5.9 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  33 %
Forages - Understory [3]  33 %
Forages - Ground [3]  33 %
Clutch Size [4]  2

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Admiralty Islands lowland rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Banda Sea Islands moist deciduous forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Biak-Numfoor rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Buru rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Cape York Peninsula tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Einasleigh upland savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Halmahera rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Huon Peninsula montane rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Louisiade Archipelago rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
New Britain-New Ireland lowland rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
New Guinea mangroves Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Mangroves
Northern New Guinea lowland rain and freshwater swamp forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern New Guinea montane rain forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Seram rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Solomon Islands rain forests Solomon Islands Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southeastern Papuan rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern New Guinea freshwater swamp forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern New Guinea lowland rain forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sulawesi lowland rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Trans Fly savanna and grasslands Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Trobriand Islands rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Vogelkop montane rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Vogelkop-Aru lowland rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Yapen rain forests Indonesia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
East Melanesian Islands Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Prey / Diet

Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)[5]
Ficus leptoclada[5]
Ficus melinocarpa[5]
Ficus trachypison[5]
Ficus virens[5]
Ficus virgata[5]
Ficus xylosicia[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aceros cassidix (Knobbed Hornbill)1
Ailuroedus buccoides (White-eared Catbird)1
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King Parrot)1
Amaurornis phoenicurus (White-breasted Waterhen)1
Cacatua sulphurea (Yellow-crested Cockatoo)1
Casuarius casuarius (Southern Cassowary)2
Chalcophaps indica (Common Emerald Dove)1
Charmosyna placentis (Red-flanked Lorikeet)1
Chlamydera cerviniventris (Fawn-breasted Bowerbird)1
Cicinnurus regius (King Bird-of-Paradise)1
Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon)1
Coracina boyeri (Boyer's Cuckooshrike)1
Coracina caeruleogrisea (Stout-billed Cuckooshrike)1
Coracina lineata (Barred Cuckooshrike)2
Dicaeum pectorale (Olive-crowned Flowerpecker)1
Diphyllodes magnificus (Magnificent bird-of-paradise)1
Dobsonia moluccensis (Moluccan naked-backed fruit bat)1
Ducula bicolor (Pied Imperial Pigeon)2
Ducula pacifica (Pacific Imperial Pigeon)1
Ducula pistrinaria (Island Imperial-pigeon)1
Ducula rufigaster (Purple-tailed Imperial Pigeon)1
Ducula zoeae (Zoe Imperial Pigeon)1
Echymipera kalubu (Common Echymipera)1
Echymipera rufescens (Long-nosed Echymipera)1
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)4
Gracula religiosa (Hill Myna)2
Lopholaimus antarcticus (Topknot Pigeon)2
Lorius lory (Black-capped Lory)2
Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque)2
Macaca nigra (Celebes crested macaque)1
Macroglossus minimus (lesser long-tongued fruit bat)1
Macropygia amboinensis (Brown Cuckoo-Dove)1
Macropygia mackinlayi (Spot-breasted Cuckoo-Dove)2
Manucodia chalybatus (Crinkle-collared Manucode)1
Melanocharis nigra (Black Berrypecker)1
Meliphaga aruensis (Puff-backed Honeyeater)1
Mino dumontii (Yellow-faced Myna)1
Monarcha cinerascens (Island Monarch)1
Nyctimene albiventer (common tube-nosed fruit bat)1
Oriolus chinensis (Black-naped Oriole)1
Oriolus szalayi (Brown Oriole)1
Paradisaea raggiana (Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise)2
Paranyctimene raptor (unstriped tube-nosed bat)1
Parus major (Great Tit)1
Peroryctes raffrayana (Raffray's Bandicoot)1
Phalanger orientalis (Northern Common Cuscus)1
Phalanger vestitus (Stein's Cuscus)1
Philemon buceroides (Helmeted Friarbird)2
Pitohui dichrous (Hooded Pitohui)1
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella)1
Platycercus eximius (Eastern rosella)1
Pseudeos fuscata (Dusky Lory)1
Psittrichas fulgidus (Pesquet's Parrot)1
Pteropus alecto (black flying fox)1
Pteropus conspicillatus (spectacled flying fox)1
Pteropus poliocephalus (gray-headed flying fox)2
Pteropus tonganus (Pacific flying fox)1
Pteropus vampyrus (large flying fox)1
Ptilinopus cinctus (Banded Fruit Dove)2
Ptilinopus coronulatus (Coroneted Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus greyii (Red-bellied Fruit Dove)2
Ptilinopus insolitus (Knob-billed Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus iozonus (Orange-bellied Fruit Dove)2
Ptilinopus magnificus (Wompoo Fruit Dove)3
Ptilinopus nainus (Dwarf Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus perlatus (Pink-spotted Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus pulchellus (Beautiful Fruit Dove)1
Ptilinopus regina (Rose-crowned Fruit Dove)2
Ptilinopus solomonensis (Yellow-bibbed Fruit Dove)5
Ptilinopus superbus (Superb Fruit Dove)1
Ptiloris magnificus (Magnificent Riflebird)2
Pycnonotus eutilotus (Puff-backed Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul)1
Pycnonotus plumosus (Olive-winged Bulbul)1
Pycnopygius stictocephalus (Streak-headed Honeyeater)1
Rhyticeros plicatus (Papuan Hornbill)1
Rousettus amplexicaudatus (Geoffroy's rousette)1
Seleucidis melanoleucus (Twelve-wired bird-of-paradise)1
Sphecotheres viridis (Green Figbird)2
Spilocuscus maculatus (Common Spotted Cuscus)1
Streptopelia chinensis (Spotted Dove)1
Syconycteris australis (southern blossom bat)1
Treron teysmannii (Sumba Green Pigeon)1
Treron vernans (Pink-necked Green Pigeon)1
Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus (Scaly-breasted Lorikeet)2
Trichoglossus haematodus (Coconut Lorikeet)4
Woodfordia superciliosa (Bare-eyed White-eye)1
Xanthotis flaviventer (Tawny-breasted Honeyeater)1
Zosterops atrifrons (Black-crowned White-eye)1
Zosterops chloris (Lemon-bellied White-eye)1
Zosterops griseotinctus (Islet White-eye)6
Zosterops palpebrosus (Oriental White-eye)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Societymetallica
Columbus Zoo and Aquariummetallica
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Disney's Animal Kingdommetallica
Fort Worth Zoological Parkmetallica
Miami Metrozoometallica
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Parkmetallica
Phoenix Zoometallica
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarmetallica
San Diego Zoometallica
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoometallica
Taronga Zoo
Tautphaus Park Zoometallica
The Philadelphia Zoometallica

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
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