Taxon profile


Asian Pied Starling
Gracupica contra (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Passeriformes - perching birds »  family Sturnidae - starlings and rhabdornis »  genus Gracupica

Scientific synonyms

Sturnus contra Linnaeus, 1758

Least Concern


Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Gracupica contra contra (Linnaeus, 1758)
subspecies Gracupica contra floweri (Sharpe, 1897)
subspecies Gracupica contra sordida (Ripley, 1950)
subspecies Gracupica contra superciliaris (Blyth, 1863)

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 3 [103890729]

Bird Life [] [as Gracupica contra (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [60858]

del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Gracupica contra Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Gracupica contra (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
DE Zootier-Lexikon [2491:elsterstare-gracupica]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 2 December 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Gracupica contra (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Gracupica contra]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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