Observation of rare species in Iran

Observation of rare species in Iran

The Brahminy Starling  or Brahminy Myna (Sturnia pagodarum) with a black cap and long crest is a rare species in Iran. Its upperparts are gray and the yellow bill with the blue base is remarkable. Often seen in small family groups.

It was first observed on November 2014 in the Fars Province by Mr. Ali Azadi and for the second time in February 2016, Ms. Dorna Mojab has seen 2 Brahminy Starling in Kish Island.

These days we have found out, this species has been observed for the third time in Bandar Lengeh city by Mr. Pourhamedani.

This bird is a resident breeder in India and Nepal. In summer, it is visible in the western Himalayas and Northeastern Himalayas and also it is winter visitor in Sri Lanka. Although, there are some reports of this bird’s presence in Pakistan, the UAE and Oman. Observation of rare species in Iran

The Brahminy Starling is eating fruit and insects like most starlings. It builds its nest in tree holes and the breeding season is March to September.

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