Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Starlings :: Metallic Starling
Metallic Starling Aplonis metallica
Described by: Temminck (1824)
Alternate common name(s): Shining Starling, Colonial Starling
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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Range(1) Tanimbar Is. and Damar Is.
(2) Moluccas (Morotai s. to Buru, Ambon, Seram Laut, and Watubela Is.), Aru Is., New Guinea and ne. Australia (coastal ne. Queensland, Cape York Peninsula in the Iron Range National Park along the Coen Road, Cairns Botanical Gardens and Cairns Esplanade to Hinchinbrook Is.).
(3) Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Is.
(4) Admiralty Is.
(5) Biak Is. and Numfor Is.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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