- Lamprotornis fischeri
18cm. A small starling.
- Dull ash-grey upperparts with some bronze sheen on back and rump
- Cap or whole head paler ash-grey than rest of upperparts, sometimes whitish
- Grey upperwing-coverts
- Dull bronzy green flight-feathers and tail
- Black lores and moustachial stripe
- Ash-grey chin, throat and breast
- White belly, flanks, thighs and undertail-coverts
- Creamy white eye
- Black bill and legs
Sexes similar. Juveniles have brownish upperparts with pale feather edges, a brown eye and a yellowish bill.
Wooded savanna and dry, open thornveld. Occurs up to 1900m.
Feeds mainly on insects, takes also berries.
A monogamous species, breeding co-operative with some helpers. The nest is a grass dome placed 2,5m above the ground in a thorn tree. Lays 4 eggs.
Presumably a resident species with some local movements.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Fischer's Starling. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 8 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Fischer%27s_Starling