Vinous-breasted Starling (Main Area)
I have no info about the 'official' status in Israel, ask your fellow IRDC members. When I published a Checklist (with J. Meyrav) in 2009 we included it in, for the reason that it has become one of the more obiquitous Cat C species in Israel. It is common and widespread, breeding from the Carmel coast (Carmel foothills) down the Coastal Plains south to about Ashkelon. I can guess and give a rough estimate of hundreds or even few thousands of apirs breeding. Still the core of population breeds in the Tel Aviv metropolin.
If it hasn't been added to the list officially by the IRDC yet, it should be.
Best wishes for 2012, Yoav.