575. Sturnia violacea

575. Bed-cheeked Starling.
STURNIA VIOLACEA.
Sturnia violacea (Bodd.), Tabl, Pl. Enl. p. 11 (1783) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xiii, p. 70 ; S. ruficollis (Wagler), Syst. Av. Pastor, sp. 19 (1827) ; S. pyrrhogenys (Temm, and Schlegel), Eaun, Jap. Aves, p. 86 (1850) ; S. dominicana, Salvad. Ucc. Born. p. 269 (1874).
Shima-muku-dori, Jap.
Male ad. Differs from S. sturnina in having the head and neck dull creamy grey ; the nuchal patch wanting ; the chin and upper throat dull rufous isabelline, the sides of the neck mure or less marked with chestnut- red, the breast and flanks warm slate-grey and the scapulars glossy black unmarked with white ; bill and feet dark bluish. Culmen 0.8, wing 4.2, tail 2.2, tarsus 0.95 inch. The female resembles that of S. sturnina but has the crown paler, and there is no trace of the light colour on the scapulars.
Hab. Japan, wintering in the Philippines, Borneo, Celebes, and the Moluccas.
With regard to the habits of this species, I find nothing on record nor do I find any description of its nest or eggs.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
575. Sturnia violacea
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
575
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
404
Common name: 
Bed Cheeked Starling
M_ID: 
26899
M_SN: 
Lamprotornis mevesii violacior
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10009

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