Asian Glossy Starling

LW Teo
on 6th January 2022

An Asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis) was seen feeding on a ripe mango hanging from a mango tree. The same fruit has been eaten earlier by mynahs and orioles before […]

LW Teo
on 30th December 2021

Wong Kais observed an Asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis) feeding on salam fruits (Syzygium polyanthum) on 22 October 2015. The salam tree has profuse fruits at different stages of ripening […]

LW Teo
on 29th December 2021

Wong Kais was in the vicinity of Xishan School, Singapore when he heard a cacophony of the shrill calls of Asian glossy starlings (Aplonis panayensis). He observed a lot of […]

YC Wee
on 25th September 2019

“I had an opportunity to watch some Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis strigata) nesting. “These birds are able to use a wide variety of locations for nesting – often under […]

YC Wee
on 20th February 2019

Earlier I posted Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis) enjoying a garden fountain during hot days LINK 1 and LINK 2. These starlings flew regularly to the glass partition to await […]

YC Wee
on 16th November 2018

Regularly, Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis) would visit my neighbour’s garden fountain to enjoy the cool sprays LINK. They then would fly to the two Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus) trees […]

YC Wee
on 24th July 2018

MeiLin Khoo’s video below shows an Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) taking small pecks from a ripe Syzygium aqueum fruit, commonly known as Water Apple, Rose Apple or Jambu Air. […]

YC Wee
on 14th May 2018

My MacArthur Palm (Ptychosperma macarthurii) is fruiting again. I only noticed it during the late evening of 5th March 2018. The palm was bearing long bunches of ripening yellow and […]

YC Wee
on 6th March 2018

Fronting my house is a clump of majestic old Lipstick Palms (Cyrtostachys renda), also known as Sealing-wax Palm and Pinang Rajah. This is a popular ornamental palm among the Chinese […]

YC Wee
on 2nd December 2017

“Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis strigata) are underrated birds, having interesting plumage. “The two images above and the one below are of two different juveniles showing the darker brown-red iris, […]


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