Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52455

Scientific Classification

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

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The glossy starling has a glossy blue or green back. The ventral side is either dull or brownish-yellow. The length of the tail is variable.
Habitat:Varies widely
Diet:Omnivore: insects, seeds, fruit
Reproduction:Glossy starlings are colonial cavity nesters. The female incubates the eggs and both sexes care for the chicks.
Family groups will gather outside of the breeding season. Larger flocks form for feeding.
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:Africa Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Glossy starling (unidentified)
perching birds
Starlings
Sturnidae
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata