French: Stourne aux yeux blancs German: Weißaugenstar Spanish: Estornino ojiblanco
Bougainville, Choiseul, Rendova and Guadalcanal, in Solomon Is.
23 cm; 59–77 g. Medium-sized, pale-eyed starling with small frontal crest formed by degenerate feathers of forehead, deep bill with strongly curved upper mandible,... read more
Calls described at nesting colony include "chreep" in courtship, and whistled "kah kwik-kwik-kwik-... read more
Forest, including both lowland forest and hill forest to at least 800 m, and swamp-forest, also... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly fruit, including figs (Ficus), and fruits with large stones (which are presumably regurgitated). Forages mostly in... read more
Recorded in Jan on Bougainville and Jul–Aug on Guadalcanal. Presumed monogamous. Colonial; colonies of 10–40 nests in isolated... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Rare and patchily distributed, with few recent records; poorly known. Total population estimated at fewer... read more
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