Genus PASTOR

The genus Pastor contains one well-known Starling which is found over the greater part of India proper for nine months of the year, absenting itself during the other three for the purpose of breeding in Western Asia and Europe.

In Pastor the sexes are very closely alike, but the young bird is brown, and streaked on the fore neck, and it takes nearly two years to assume the adult plumage. The bill is rather shorter than the head, slender and curved; the nasal membrane is plumed; the head is fully crested with pointed feathers of great Length ; the wing is extremely long and pointed; the tail short and square. The plumage is very handsome and differs in colour in the summer and winter, the tips which adorn the feathers in the latter season dropping off in the former.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus PASTOR
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
517
M_ID: 
26840
M_SN: 
Pastor
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
719

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