rosy starling (Pastor roseus)
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus, between Almaty and Sorbaluk Lake, Kazakhstan
Date 18 May 2011, 14:00
Source Rosy Starling (Pastor roseus)
Author Ron Knight from Seaford, East Sussex, United Kingdom http://www.flickr.com/people/9919745@N03
The rosy starling (Pastor roseus) is a passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae, also known as the rose-coloured starling or rose-coloured pastor. The species was recently placed in its own monotypic genus, Pastor, and split from Sturnus. This split is supported by recent studies, though other related species within its new genus are not yet known for certain.