Greater Blue-eared Starling
(765) 22 cm; 90 g
Alike, M>F. Sheen on upperparts more green than blue. Key features
royal blue ﬂanks and belly, and broad dark (blue) ear coverts.
Usually 2 rows of spots on wing coverts.
Duller than ad.
Locally common resident, forming large ﬂocks in non-br season.
Fruit and insects.
Typical call drawn-out nasal wraanh.
Monogamous. Nests in tree cavities; also uses woodpecker and barbet
holes. Parasitised by Great Spotted Cuckoo and Greater Honeyguide.
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