Scissirostrum dubium, Grosbeak Starling, Jalak Tunggir-merah

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Scissirostrum dubium, Grosbeak Starling, Jalak Tunggir-merah


The FinScissirostrum dubium, Grosbeak Starling, Jalak Tunggir-merahch-billed Myna (Scissirostrum dubium), also known as the Grosbeak Myna, Grosbeak Starling, or Scissor-billed Starling, is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Scissirostrum. It is endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Its natural habitat is tropical lowland, and sometimes subtropical montane, lightly wooded forest areas and wetlands.

This species nests in colonies, which frequently contain hundreds of pairs. Its nests are bored in rotting or dying tree trunks in woodpecker fashion. It eats fruit, insects, and grain.

Finch-billed Mynas are highly vocal, at their colonies and in feeding flocks
Sulawesi including Bangka, Lembeh, Butung, Togian Is., Peling Is., and Banggai Is.

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