Brahminy Starling
Kent Ridge Park
01 Oct 1971 (imprecise)

General details
Brahminy Starling Sturnia pagodarum
Record ID 722
Date 01 Oct 1971 (imprecise)
Location Kent Ridge Park
Count 1 individual
Date added 25 Oct 2021

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Apparently misidentified as a Rosy Starling by the observer, but identified as a Brahminy Starling based on the notes by David Wells (Wang & Hails, 2007). Reportedly observed in October, dates of sighting are imprecise. While primary details of the bird are unavailable, we choose to accept this record given that David Wells checked through the descriptions and managed to reach the conclusion that it was a Brahminy Starling, despite the incorrect identification provided—this suggests that the descriptions were adequate. We chose to accept this record given the trend of winter vagrancy in Brahminy Starlings over the past few decades (Soe Naing et al., 2016).
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Unverifiable)

References (see all)
References Soe Naing et al., 2016
Wang & Hails (2007) Record regarded as escapee
Lim (2009) Record is absent in source

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