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Emerald Starling

Emerald Starling

Scientific name: Coccycolius iris
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae

Also called Iris Glossy Starling

One of the smallest species among starlings, the Iris Glossy-starling is distributed in West Africa. It inhabits lowlands and savanna of Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The Iris Glossy-starling feeds on figs, Haronga berries and other fruit, seeds, ants and small insects such as ants. The cup-shaped nest is built in a tree cavity.

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