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Superb Starling

Zoo Location: Desert
Superb Starling
Habitat

Scrub and savannah.

Wild Diet

Berries and insects.

Behaviour

The superb starling is a small but distinctive bird with metallic greens and blues on its chest, back and wings. The male and female look alike. They are fearless of man and due to this they often occur near villages and towns.

Breeding

Courtship behaviour involves small jumps on the ground, trailing wings, neck outstretched. Breeding season varies within range. Usually four green/blue eggs are laid in a nest of grass and twigs lined with feathers low in a thorny bush or tree or in a cliff hollow. Male and female share responsibility for nest building, incubation, and feeding of young. 

Conservation

This species is classified as of Least Concern.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Spreo superbus
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Sturnidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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