French: Stourne de San Cristobal German: San-Cristóbal-Star Spanish: Estornino de San Cristóbal
San Cristobal, Solomon Islands
Makira (San Cristobal), in SE Solomon Is.
20 cm; 73–92 g. Rather small starling with bristly forehead feathers and lanceolate feathers on crown, throat and upper breast. Plumage mostly blackish, with crown,... read more
Song soft and varied, repeated series of upslurred and downslurred notes. Highly vocal, calls... read more
Forest, especially secondary forest, at all altitudes, but least common on coast; occasionally in... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, mostly tiny fruits 1–2 mm in diameter; also seeds. Forages in outer twigs, primarily in canopy; hangs by feet in order to... read more
Monogamous. Builds solitary, compact spherical nest of sticks in dense forest subcanopy. Eggs reportedly whitish, sparingly marked with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Fairly common to locally common. Potentially vulnerable, as restricted to single island.
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