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Spodiopsar sericeus (Red-billed Starling)

Synonyms: Sturnus sericeus

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-billed starling (Spodiopsar sericeus) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
View Wikipedia Record: Spodiopsar sericeus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.02282
EDGE Score: 1.79555


Adult Weight [1]  65 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  40 %


Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Thai Thuy Vietnam A1, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No
Philippines Philippines No

Prey / Diet

Ficus fraseri[3]
Ficus humilis (climbingfig)[3]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Range Map

External References


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.
2Hamish 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
3"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 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0