Red-Billed Starling

Sturnus sericeus

Also known as the Silky Starling and is from China. Like the British starling they winter roost in large numbers, the largest number recorded was 5,000 individuals at one site.

Habitat: Hilly country and low altitude cultivated areas with scattered trees. They feed intrees and on the ground.

Nesting: Red-billed Starlings nest in holes in trees and in the roofs of houses, where they lay four pale blue eggs. They will hatch after 14 days incubation and the chicks fledge  (leave the nest ) after another 14 days.

Distribution: China.

Diet: Fruit and insects.

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