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Cape glossy starling Cape glossy starling, a beautiful black bird with a blue glow and orange eyes. Birds,Cape Glossy Starling,Lamprotornis nitens,Red-shouldered Glossy-starling,South Africa,Starlings Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Cape glossy starling

Cape glossy starling, a beautiful black bird with a blue glow and orange eyes.

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The Cape starling, red-shouldered glossy-starling or Cape glossy starling is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

It grows to about 22 cm in size. Its habitat is woodlands, bushveld and in suburbs.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 25, 2011. Captured Jul 27, 2009 12:22.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm