Greater Blue-eared Glossy Starling

Distribution of Greater Blue-eared Glossy starling
Names, conservation status and distribution
greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Nakuru National Park
greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Nakuru National Park

greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Nakuru National Park
greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Nakuru National Park
greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Nakuru National Park

greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Nakuru National Park
greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Nakuru National Park
greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Nakuru National Park

greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Nakuru National Park
greater blue-eared glossy starling, choucador à oreillons bleus, estornino orejiazul, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya, ornithology
Ol Pejeta Conservancy

The greater blue-eared starling are gregarious birds that can gather in very large flocks and roosts, often mixed with several other starling species. They will forage either in trees or on the ground, and tipically prefer to walk rather than hop when foraging. They will even land directly on grazing animals to pick away at insects and parasites.

This bird nests in holes in trees, either natural or excavated by woodpeckers or barbets. It will also nest inside the large stick nests of the sacred ibis or Abdim's stork. A nest will include 3 to 5 eggs, which are usually greenish-blue with brown or purple spots. this species is parasitised by the great spotted cuckoo and occasionally by the greater honeyguide.