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Alternative name: Grosbeak Starling
20cm. A smallish starling with a massive bill.
Forest edge, lightly wooded areas and plantations. Occurs from sea-level up to 1000m, occasionally higher.
A highly gregarious species, usually seen in flocks of up to 150 birds. Forages often together with Short-tailed Starling.
Feeds on fruit, seeds and insects.
Breeding recorded in May. A monogamous species. Breeds in colonies with up to hundreds of nest. Bores a nest-hole in a dead wood, trees sometimes collapses as to many holes are made in one tree. Lays 2 eggs, in wild usually only one young produced per nest.
A resident species with some local movements.
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