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Emerald starling

Tropics·Bird

The emerald starling is also referred to as the "iris glossy starling" due to its shiny coat of iridescent green feathers. One of the smallest starlings in West Africa, these birds communicate through nasal and squeaky calls.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life spanup to 25 years
  • Body size12-17 in. tall
  • Native habitat Lowlands and savannahs of West Africa
  • DietFruit, berries, seeds, and small insects
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