Habitat: lives in open country are widespread and abundant
Range: Native to Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda
Natural Diet: Insects and fruits
Status in the Wild: Common (Least Concern)
Fun Animal Facts
Often called “Glossy Starlings”, these birds have a bluish-green metallic sheen on their wings, tail and chest. They have a black head and a reddish-brown breast. These starlings produce a wide variety of calls that are either emitted to attract mates or to threaten competitors.
Conservation: this species is widespread and abundant and are currently not considered vulnerable or threatened.