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White-cheeked Starling
Sturnus cineraceus

White-cheeked Starlings are a common member of the starling family, present through much of East Asia and found year-round in Japan. They appear similar to mynas, to which they are also related. These birds can be found in varied habitats, such as farmland, parks and gardens. As with other starlings, they are highly gregarious and are usually found in flocks where they constantly call and chatter to each other. This bird is an adult - adults have orange bills tipped with black while juveniles have dull orange bills with no tip. 22-24 cm.

White-cheeked Starling

1: Kasai Rinken Koen, Tokyo, 23/05/2012.