Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52288

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Sturnidae
Genus:Lamprotornis
Genus species:Lamprotornis chalybaeus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:22 cm
Identification:The greater blue-eared starling has blue-black feathers tinged with green, a patch around the eyes, and bright orange eyes.
Habitat:Open bushlands, woodlands, urban areas
Large flocks are often seen in the nonbreeding season.
Behavior:A male starling will sing from a tree-top, house gutter, or chimney with very musical notes.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Lamprotornis is the largest genus of African starlings.

Other Information

Geographic:Sub-Saharan Africa Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Greater blue-eared starling
perching birds
Starlings
Sturnidae
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata