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The emerald starling is also known as the iris glossy starling. It is a small starling with a metallic green crown, upper body, wings and tail. The ear-coverts and underparts are metallic purple. Both sexes are similar. Most taxonomists unite it with many other glossy-starlings in ''Lamprotornis'', while others place it in a monotypic genus ''Coccycolius''.

One of the smallest species among starlings, the emerald starling is distributed in West Africa. It inhabits lowlands and savanna.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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Uploaded Apr 26, 2015. Captured Apr 19, 2015 16:39 in 31 Winona Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14617, USA.
  • NEX-6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO160
  • 210mm