Emerald Starling

Lamprotornis iris

Usually seen in small family groups, however can be seen in feeding groups of 50 plus.

Nesting: Nests in holes in trees, where the female incubates the 3 – 4 eggs alone for about 14 days. Both parents feed the chicks,  which fledge (leave) the nest after about 16 days. Chicks from previous clutches may also assist to feed the new chicks.

Distribution: Guinea to Mali and the Ivory Coast in West Africa.

Diet: Feeds on the ground eating insects, seeds and the pulp of small fruits.

Habitat: Found in savannah woodland.

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