Long-tailed Glossy Starling - Lamprotornis caudatus

Length 1.3-1.6 ft (40.0-50.0 cm)
Weight 3.6-4.7 oz (103-133 g)
Clutch Size 3-4
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Long-tailed Glossy Starling is found in tropical Africa from Senegal east to Sudan. The sexes are similar. They are mostly blue-green with a bronze sheen. The wings have prominent black spots and the tail has dark barring. The eyes are creamy colored and the legs and bill are black. The tail adds an additional 13.4 in (34 cm) to the length. Juveniles are duller with a more browish tone. They are noisy with a harsh grating call.

Diet includes fruit and insects.

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