French: Choucador de Principé German: Prinzenglanzstar Spanish: Estornino de Príncipe
Other common names: Principe Glossy Starling
Príncipe I, in Gulf of Guinea.
30 cm; 130 g. Large, iridescent starling with medium-length tail. Male has crown, nape and upper mantle glossy bluish-green, back and rump glossy golden-bronze with violet... read more
Song of short, disjointed phrases, apparently similar to that of L. splendidus, notes also... read more
Forest, also plantations and disturbed habitats; at low and medium altitudes. When L. splendius... read more
Food and feeding
Diet apparently fruit, with some animal food. Fruit taken includes bananas, Ficus, Dacryodes and berries of Dracaena... read more
Breeding reported in Jan–Feb and nest-building noted in Sept. Nest in tree hole, one 10 m above ground; both sexes seen to carry... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Príncipe EBA. Common; one of the commonest bird species on the island. Might perhaps be vulnerable to... read more
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