Superb Starling (DNA Tested)

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Superb Starling 

Distribution:

The origin of the Superb Starling is East Africa in the following areas: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda.

Names:

The Superb Starling ( Lamprotomis superbus) is a member of the starling family. Used to be known as Spreo superbus.

Description:

The Superb Starlings have black head with the back, wings , upper breast and tail being an iridescent blue/green. Their breasts and bellies are reddish brown. The tail and under the wings are white. Both sexes look alike with juveniles being slightly duller.

Song:

The Superb Starlings have a quiet and melodious song that can be heard from both sexes.

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Description

Superb Starling 

Distribution:

The origin of the Superb Starling is East Africa in the following areas: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda.

Names:

The Superb Starling ( Lamprotomis superbus) is a member of the starling family. Used to be known as Spreo superbus.

Description:

The Superb Starlings have black head with the back, wings , upper breast and tail being an iridescent blue/green. Their breasts and bellies are reddish brown. The tail and under the wings are white. Both sexes look alike with juveniles being slightly duller.

Song:

The Superb Starlings have a quiet and melodious song that can be heard from both sexes.

Breeding:

The Superb Starling is a monogamous species but females may mate with other males of the group. Clutch size is typically 2-5 blue-green eggs and both monogamous parents incubate them. The eggs hatch between 12-14 days and the babies fledge about 3 weeks after hatching.

Diet:

Paradise Earth Premium Softbill Blend and insect blend, live mealworms and fruit.

 

 

Additional information

Gender

female, male, pair – male & female, Unsexed