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Black-collared Starling
  Sturnus nigricollis
Black-collared Starling

Characteristics:
About 28 cm long. Head is white, skin around eyes yellow, bill black, underparts and rump white, legs yellow. Juvenile lacks black collar. It gives a loud piping cry.

Distribution:
Resident. Often found in open lowland areas in the countryside and major urban parks.

Habits:
Often feeds in small flocks on berries, insects and earthworms etc. Breeding season from April to August. A conspicuous large nest is constructed high in a tree. Often parasitised
by koels.


Photo: Cheung Ho Fai

 
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