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Agropsar sturninus (Daurian Starling; Purple-backed Starling)

Synonyms: Sturnus sturninus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Daurian starling (Agropsar sturninus), also known as the purple-backed starling, is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae, and is sometimes included in the genus Sturnus or Sturnia. It is found in Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yemen. Its natural habitats are boreal forests and temperate forests.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
1
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
14
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.24338
EDGE Score: 1.65697

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  49 grams
Birth Weight [2]  4.2 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  60 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  20 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [4]  5

Ecoregions

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Japan Japan No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No

Prey / Diet

Cyrtophyllum fragrans (Tembusu)[5]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[6]
Sambucus williamsii[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Full list (111)
Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aplonis panayensis (Asian Glossy Starling)2
Pycnonotus simplex (Cream-vented Bulbul)2

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen

Distribution

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
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
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
6"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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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