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Greater Blue-Eared Starling

Lamprotornis chalybaeus

Description:

The Greater Blue-eared Starling is a 22-cm long, short tailed bird. This starling is glossy blue-green with a purple-blue belly and blue ear patch. Its iris is bright yellow or orange. The sexes are similar, but the juvenile is duller and has blackish brown underparts.

Notes:

The Greater Blue-eared Starling has a range of musical or grating calls, but the most familiar is a nasal squee-ar.

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1 Comment

AustinC
AustinC 8 years ago

Those are some bright eyes!

Jared Hersch
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Jared Hersch

Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on Apr 19, 2014

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