Miombo Glossy Starling
Lamprotornis elisabeth
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The adult miombo glossy starling, formerly called lesser blue-eared, is similar to the greater blue-eared starling, but in good light the belly and flanks are magenta, not well seen in the strongly backlit photos above (Msumbugwe Forest, 4-13). The juvenile in the lower photo (Msumbugwe Forest, 2-08)shows the distinctive mottled, rust-coloured underparts.

 
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