Saturday, December 15, 2012

I'd Rather B Birdin: Grosbeak Starling

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The Grosbeak Starling (Scissirostrum dubium) live only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where they can be found up in the trees of woodlands and wetlands. A single colony can hold more than fifty pairs of these noisy birds.

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They feed on a variety of foods from insects to fruit to seeds and will also take nectar from flowers at times.


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Their eggs are a light blue with red spots and there are usually four in a clutch. The starlings nest in tree cavities which they create themselves. Due to logging and mining, their habitat is threatened.

More birds at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Resources:
San Diego Zoo
Internet Bird Collection - lots of photos and videos
Wikipedia

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