French: Choucador cendré German: Grauglanzstar Spanish: Estornino cenizo
Interior of Tanzania.
30 cm; 55–66 g. Medium-sized, slender, uniformly coloured starling with very long, narrow tail. Plumage is a uniform ashy grey, with oily-green sheen on remiges and... read more
Song of low conversational notes and harsher elements; often a repeated phrase. Alarm call a harsh... read more
Open dry woodland and wooded grassland, at 1100–1800 m.
Food and feeding
Diet largely insects; some fruit taken. Insects including termites (Isoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), mantids (Mantodea), dragonflies (... read more
Breeds Feb–Mar. Monogamous; members of one pair bred together for at least 4 successive years. Co-operative breeding regular, helpers... read more
Presumed resident; some coastal records may represent dry-season movement.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common within limited range. Occurs in several national parks.
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