Backyard Birds

Rusty-winged Starlings


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The Rusty-winged Starling (Aplonis zelandica) is endangered in its natural habitat of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. This scarce species is probably undergoing a slow decline due to habitat degradation and it is, therefore, classified as Near Threatened

It is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and montanes.


Diet / Feeding

They are omnivorous. Their main diet consists mostly of insects and fruit.


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