French: Choucador à queue violette German: Erzglanzstar Spanish: Estornino colibronceado
Other common names:
Bronze-tailed Glossy Starling
Senegambia, N Guinea-Bissau, S Mali, N Guinea, N Ivory Coast and S Burkina Faso E (mainly in savanna belt) to S Chad, Central African Republic, SW Sudan, W & SW South Sudan, Uganda and W Kenya.
21 cm; 63 g. Fairly large, green-looking starling with short tail. Forehead, crown, nape and mantle are iridescent blue-green, lores black, back and rump blue with... read more
Song a combination of nasal, chattering and whistled elements, often in chorus. Contact call "ju-... read more
Open bushed and wooded country, also cultivated areas around villages and suburbs, mainly in... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents of specimens contained insects and fruits; second-hand report of scavenging from meat at abattoirs. Forages mostly on... read more
Breeding reported in Aug in Senegal, May–Jun in Nigeria, Feb–Mar in NE DRCongo and Apr in Kenya. Nest a lining of grass, leaves... read more
Mainly resident. Status in some places unclear; described as a migrant in Sudan, present Sept... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly documented, as often not separable in the field from similar congeners (especially L. chloropterus). Appears to be locally common to... read more
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