Magpie Starling

The Magpie Starling is about 16-19 cm in length. The white patches at base of primaries are obvious in flight. The male is a shiny blue-black on upperparts, head and upper breast, with mostly white below and bloodred eyes. The female is a dull blackish above with dark grey crown, and a dark grey throat is separated from white belly by a glossy black breast band. Her eyes are red or orange-red. The Juvenile is brown with a white belly; eyes brown, becoming orange-red in as the bird matures. Exceptional young birds are entirely white below, including chin and throat.

The Magpie Starling is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Magpie Starling, Speculipastor bicolor is a member of the starling family from eastern Africa. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Distribution and habitat * 3 References * 4 External links Description - The Magpie Starling is about 16-19 cm (6.5-7.5 in) in length. More

The Magpie Starling, Speculipastor bicolor, is a gregarious nomadic pied starling of dry brush and thorn-scrub in northern and eastern Kenya. Physical Description This magpie averages 6.5 - 7.5" inches in length. White patches at base of primaries (longest wing feathers) that are obvious in flight. Male shiny blue-black on upperparts, head and upper breast; mostly white below; eyes blood-red. More

The Magpie starling is bluish-black with white lower parts and a white wing speculum. The female has a gray head. It breeds from southern Ethiopia to Kenya, generally in holes in termite nests. Hill Mynah: The Hill mynah is a stout, glossy black bird with a white speculum on the wing and a yellow bill. There are two large yellow wattles on the nape and two small ones below the eye. It measures 12-15 inches. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Genus : Speculipastor
Species : bicolor
Authority : Reichenow, 1879