Greater blue-eared starling
Appearance
Distinghuished from Cape Glossy Starling by its broad, dark blue (not green) ear patch and blue (not green) belly and flanks. Larger than Miombo Blue-Eared Starling, it also has a broader ear patch and blue (not magenta) belly and flanks.
Juvenile is less glossy than adult.
Habitat
Thornveld and mopane woodland.
Call
A distinctive, nasal 'squee-aar' (unlike any call of Cape Glossy Starling) and a warbled song.

Names
(en) Greater blue-eared starling
(sc) Lamprotornis chalybaeus
(nl) Groenstaart-glansspreeuw
(af) Groot-blouoorglansspreeu