French: Choucador de Burchell German: Riesenglanzstar Spanish: Estornino de Burchell
country north of Kurrichane, North West Province, South Africa
S Angola S to C & E Namibia, E to SW Zambia, Botswana and adjacent W border of Zimbabwe#R, N South Africa, SW Mozambique and Swaziland.
30 cm; 74–138 g. Comparatively robust with long, graduated tail, and dark eye. Has forehead and crown to mantle and back blue-green, distinct blue-purple sheen on... read more
Song an extended, harsh croaking with pauses between groups of notes; a throaty, musical call given... read more
Open woodland and savanna, avoiding miombo woodland; associated particularly with camelthorn trees... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes fruit, such as Diospyros mespiliformis, and flowers of Acacia giraffae; also animal food, ranging from... read more
Breeds Mar in Zambia, Jan–Apr in Namibia and Botswana, and Sept–Mar (mostly Oct–Jan) in South Africa. Monogamous. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Wide range in sparsely populated areas; common in some national parks. Population in Kruger National Park, South Africa, estimated at... read more
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