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The Black Caped Starling

I am always excited to see new birds. As i was walking around my son’s university campus, almost at the edges of the grassy lands I found this cute bird i haven’t seen before. It is called by various names such as the Brahminy starling, black headed starling, Sturnia Pagodarum   etc. It is a distant cousin of the mynah. I had posted a beautiful picture of this bird earlier.

This bird feeds on ants, butterflies, bees, worms , grasshoppers, crickets etc.   It about 5-6 inches across, a small bird. It has blue skin around the eyes and has bluish grey eyes. Song includes huge variety of different notes  and short repeated notes. It mics the other birds like the mynah.

I could get only a couple of shots of this bird before it flew away.  I was as happy to have got these pictures in my bird picture collection.  I am always happy to share my pictures of birds , flowers and nature here with you, I hope you like them.

Some of my other bird posts

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Macro Monday – Peacock Profile

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    • I have mentioned various names of these birds in my post – here they are once again. They are called by various names such as the Brahminy starling, black headed starling, Sturnia Pagodarum, black caped starling.

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