Mysterious Starling

Overall length 7.5 inches . Bill from gape 1 inch , from anterior margin of nostril, 1.24 cm. Tarsus 2.74 cm, tail 6.4 cm, wing 10.5 cm, wingspan 32 cm. Wing and tarsus measurement are somewhat less than in the living bird due to shrinkage of the specimen. The other measurements are either from the freshly-killed bird or are unlikely to have changed. Dull dusky black overall, with lighter brown feather edges which are prominent on the body feathers and less conspicuous on the remiges and tail. Iris yellow. Feet dusky brownish; bill the same color or somewhat lighter. A fine painting of the species is found in Fuller .

The Mysterious Starling is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

The Mysterious Starling or Mauke Starling (Aplonis mavornata) was a species of starling found on the island of Mauke, Cook Islands. It is now extinct. The binomen is the result of Buller's misreading of the name inornata on the specimen label. As he seems to have genuinely believed this spelling to be correct, the binomial, although it has no meaning, is valid. More

of the Mysterious Starling was long overlooked. In an ironic twist, Forster's bird, which had long puzzled ornithologists and was sometimes called "the mysterious bird of Raiatea" and variously considered a thrush or honeyeater is almost certainly another now-extinct species of Aplonis - thus, one could say that there are indeed two, not one species of "mysterious starling" from Pacific islands. Copyright: Wikipedia. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia. More

Mysterious starling (Aplonis mavornata) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Glossary & References * All * Images Mysterious starling specimen, lateral view © The Natural History Museum, Londonnext Mysterious starling imageMysterious starling specimen, lateral view Species related by - More

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* Mysterious Starling, Aplonis mavornata (extinct, mid-19th century) * Rarotonga Starling, Aplonis cinerascens * Huahine Starling, Aplonis diluvialis (prehistoric) * Bay Starling, Aplonis ulietensis (extinct, 1774 to 1850; formerly considered a thrush) * Erromango Starling, Aplonis sp. undescr. (prehistoric) References - * Feare, Chris; Craig, Adrian (1999). Starlings and Mynas. More

Mystery surrounded the Mysterious Starling for over 100 years, scientists being unsure as to where a stuffed bird in a museum had come from. The bird was finally tracked down to Mauke Island and a record made by a sea captain who recorded seeing the bird (and bringing it home) in 1825. On Infinity, the Mysterious Starling has taken its name to heart being both mysterious by name and by nature. Reason for Extinction: A Mystery. More

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Mysterious Starling Aplonis mavornata 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Extinct Family/Sub-family Sturnidae Species name author Buller, 1887 Taxonomic source(s) Brooks (2000), Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993) Summary Aplonis mavornata is known only from the type specimen, collected on Mauke, Cook Islands, by Bloxam in 18251 (not on Cook's voyages2). More

Mysterious Starling, Aplonis mavornata (extinct, mid-19th century) Rarotonga Starling, Aplonis cinerascens Huahine Starling, Aplonis diluvialis (prehistoric) Bay Starling, Aplonis ulietensis (extinct, 1774 to 1850; formerly considered a thrush) Genus Mino Yellow-faced Myna, Mino dumontii Golden Myna, Mino anais Long-tailed Myna, Mino kreffti Genus Basilornis Sulawesi Myna, Basilornis celebensis Helmeted Myna, Basilornis galeatus Long-crested Myna, Basilornis corythaix Apo Myna, Basilornis mirandus Genus Sarcops Coleto, Sarcops calvus Genus Streptocitta White-necked Myna, Streptocitta albicollis Bare-eyed Myna, Streptocitta albertinae Genus More

A mysterious starling at the doocot. l The sighting of the week was a brown hare, which may not seem unusual, but it was what the hare was doing which was fascinating. There are plenty of brown hares in this strath and I regularly see them, often in the field below my study. They have always intrigued me, especially as there is probably more folklore and mystery surrounding them than any other mammal in the Highlands. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Genus : Aplonis
Species : mavornata
Authority : Buller, 1887