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.

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

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