French: Choucador de Stuhlmann German: Stuhlmannstar Spanish: Estornino de Stuhlmann
Badjua, on plateau west of Lake Albert, DRCongo
SW Ethiopia, S South Sudan (Imatong Mts), E DRCongo, SW Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, Mt Elgon (Uganda–Kenya border), W Kenya and W Tanzania (W of Rift Valley).
15 cm; 38–46 g. Small, dark starling. Male has head, nape, and chin to breast dark blue-black with blue sheen; upperparts and belly, flanks, thighs and undertail-... read more
Song a string of whistles and chuckles. Contact call musical "prtlee" or variants, typically... read more
Highland and montane forest, generally at 1500–2600 m.
Food and feeding
Diet apparently entirely fruit, including Ficus, Trema, Urera, Olea, Sapium, Schefflera... read more
Breeds Mar in Ethiopia, Apr in Sudan, Feb–Mar in Uganda and Jun in E DRCongo (Kivu region); recorded Dec and Mar in Kenya. Nest in... read more
Presumed resident, with local movements related to fruiting patterns.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common within its limited range.
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