Greater Blue-eared Starling
Lamprotornis chalybaeus
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The greater blue-eared starling nests in a tree cavity, lining the nest with dry grass (4th row photos, Marangu, 10-03). It is parasitized by the great spotted cuckoo and the greater honeyguide. The top photo was taken at Suledo (8-14). The 2nd row photos were taken in the Seronera area of the Serengeti (3-09); the left 3rd row, at Katavi (8-06); the right 3rd row immature in Moshi (1-17), courtesy of Emmanuel Mgimwa; the lower at Lobo (left, 11-04) and Naisera (3-07); the others, at Marangu (10-03). Click the photo above to see ten enlargements.

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Steve Brynes, Karine Van der Vurst, Stein Ø. Nilsen, Per Holmen, Emmanuel Mgimwa

Last Update this page: 6-10-17