French: Choucador à queue bronzée German: Kupferglanzstar Spanish: Estornino colicobrizo
Other common names:
Copper-tailed Glossy Starling
Sierra Leone, Aguapim (SE Ghana) and Gabon [error]
Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, Liberia, S Ivory Coast and S Ghana.
18 cm; 51–66 g. Fairly small, dark starling with shortish tail. Crown and nape are turquoise blue with purple sheen, mantle, back and wing turquoise blue, rump and tail... read more
Song described as a jumble of harsh notes. Flight calls harsh, grating notes.
Primary lowland evergreen forest, including forest edge and gallery forest; observed also in logged... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects and fruit, latter including Ficus and Rauwolfia. Forages chiefly in canopy; searches for insects also in... read more
On basis of activity at nest-holes and presence of juveniles, season Oct–Dec in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Nov and Jan in Ivory Coast... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Generally common to not uncommon; probably declining. Density of 2–4 pairs/km2 recorded in mature forest... read more
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