Genus Spreo


African Pied Starling - The adult of this 27–28 cm long starling has mainly dully glossed black plumage except for a white lower belly and undertail. It has a white iris and yellow lower mandible. The sexes are alike, but the juvenile has unglossed plumage, a brown iris and a dull yellow lower mandible. There are no subspecies. This species has a number of calls, but the most familiar is a skeer kerrra kerrra. There is also a soft warbling song.


Fischer's Starling - The English and scientific names commemorate the German explorer Gustav Fischer.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Genus : Spreo