Greater Blue Eared Glossy Starling
February 7, 2012
Start your Tuesday with the Greater Blue-eared Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus). The species of starling in the U. S. (European starling, Sturnus vulgaris) was introduced from Europe in the late 1800s. The species in the photo is one of a large number of tropical starlings from sub-Saharan Africa. It lives flocks in dry woodland.
(c) The Field Museum, photo Jason Weckstein