Long-tailed Glossy Starling – Natural Bird Sound

Long-tailed Glossy Starling – Natural Bird Sound

The long-tailed glossy starling is a member of the starling family of birds. It is a resident breeder in tropical Africa from Senegal east to Sudan.

This common passerine is typically found in open woodland and cultivation. The long-tailed glossy starling builds a nest in a hole.

Features:
Body length 39 to 40 cm. Iris cream white. Mouth and feet black.

The male bird’s head and chin are blue-green, with bronze luster, the front of the eyes and the forehead are light black, the back, throat, chest, and wings are blue-green, with small black spots on the wings, and the tail is purple-blue luster; abdomen, flank, and tail cover The plumage is purplish blue, with a bronze center, and the tail feathers have dark purple stripes.

The female is similar to the male, but the plumage is darker and lacklustre. Young birds have shallow vertical stripes on their bodies, without luster.

Video Source: 長尾輝椋鳥(長尾麗椋鳥)/Long-tailed Glossy Starling from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube CC BY

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