Black-eared Starling - Iridescent Plumage
A Black-eared Starling, or Burchell's Glossy Starling, is much bigger in size than the normal Glossy Starling. Also, it has a distinctive black eye and black ear patch whereas other Starlings in the area has yellow eyes.
A Burchell's Glossy Starling among Glossy Starlings
Needless to say, the iridescent blue and purple plumage is gorgeous.
Burchell's starling or Burchell's glossy-starling is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The name of this bird commemorates the English naturalist William John Burchell.