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


Innisfail, Queensland, Australia - 1973 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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(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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