Chestnut-tailed Starling


Chestnut-tailed starling is also called as Grey-headed myna. It is a social bird, generally found in small groups or in pairs.

How does the bird appear…

Crown, nape and sides of face are silver-grey, upper parts are grey. Back and wing coverts are grey with brownish tinge. Rump is orange brown. Breast, belly and vent are rich cinnamon, and the under tail coverts white. Tail is grey with chestnut tips. Legs are brownish yellow or olive brown.

Habitat: Where to find this bird:

It prefers wooded habitats, light open forests, groves, cultivation areas, and urban gardens. It is also found near human habitation.


It is omnivorous. It feeds on various types of insects, figs, fruit, seeds, flower buds, and nectar.

Breeding & Nesting:

Its breeding season is from March to July. It nests in the holes. Both sexes participate in nest building, but female does the incubation.

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