Also known as the Grey-headed Myna, the chestnut-tailed starling is a species of starling (Sturnidae) which is native to India and Southeast Asia, where it occurs in a wide variety of wooded habitats as well as areas of cultivation. Like other starlings, chestnut-tailed starlings are omnivorous, feeding on a range of fruit, nectar, and invertebrates in moderately sized tight flocks .
Quite possibly the most IMPORTANT thing I’ve drawn meet some of the birbs i see/ have seen in my garden in Melaka, Malaysia :
ORIENTAL MAGPIE ROBIN - Black and white birbs. Magpies basically.
MYNAS - Very Loud and Noisy birbs. There’re three types actually. Usually have gang fights outside my window
EURASIAN TREE SPARROW - Lil brown birbs you see everywhere
YELLOW - VENTED BULBUL - These guys have nested in our house like three times, maybe more. They make really loud chattering noises and both parents are usually present to feed the chickies C: also : yellow butts
BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE - Yellow birbs that we see everywhere here but no one knows their name
ASIAN GLOSSY STARLING - Black glossy birb that has a greenish shine under the sun they haVE BIG RED EYES
ZEBRA DOVE - Common “burung merbuk”, we usually mistaken these birbs for pigeons
ASIAN KOEL - we rarely SEE these but they’re the ones that make loud high pitched “KOOOOEEEELLL” noises in the evening
OLIVE-BACKED SUNBIRD - Very Little yellow birbs with olive green backs. Usually seen around flowering plants flitting about
HOUSE CROW - Not seen near where i live but there are LOADS of these guys in town they are everywhere they rule the streets
RHINOCEROS HORNBILL - I’ve seen them around maybe twice or three times they are Very BIG and they sound like monkeys
PIED FANTAIL - I saw one of these in the neighbour’s rambutan tree THESE GUYS ARE VERY PRETTY they look like they have small white eyebrows if i was a birb i would probably be a fantail they have big fan like tails and constantly look angry