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Alternarive names: Rose-coloured Starling, Rosy Pastor
21cm (8ΒΌ in). A medium-sized Starling.
Sexes similar, females are a bit duller and have a shorter crest.
Juveniles don't have a crest. They have sandy-brown upperparts, dark, pale-fringed wings, a dark tail and whitish underparts.
Their bill is yellowish. The pale rump and the dark patches under the wing show in flight.
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Juvenile resembles a pale young Common Starling, but can be identified by the pink legs and paler plumage.
Steppe and open agricultural land.
Gregarious, forming flocks with Common Starling.
Nests in holes in walls, among stones on open ground. Breeds colonial, some colonies with thousands of birds.
Its diet includes grasshoppers and other insects.
High-pitched rapid chatter when feeding in flocks.
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