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Marwell tropical house

By DaveNewbury
The Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis), also known as the Philippine Glossy Starling, is a bird in the Sturnidae or starling family. Both male and female birds have metallic, dark green feathers that can look black or purple. The eyes are bright red. Immature birds have an underside that is striped black and white, and upper feathers that are brownish-black. The bird is a medium sized, about 20 cm long. They have slim bodies and narrow wings, which help their flight, they spend much of their time at tree-top level, The Starling family is considered one of the noisiest families of birds.

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Tags: Asia Wildlife and nature Glossy starling

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6 Dec 2018 6:17PM
Wow! look at those eyesSmileSmileSmile, cracking shot, Dave.

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6 Dec 2018 6:32PM
Excellent Dave, great pose,
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
6 Dec 2018 6:37PM
A really great looking bird Dave. Looks as if he could have quite a character.
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
6 Dec 2018 6:39PM
The red eye and green iridescent feathers are so very eye catching! a marvelous capture!
6 Dec 2018 7:06PM
Great capture, beautiful colour and detail.
Excellent capture
Mike_Smith Plus
11 569 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2018 7:52PM
Beautiful capture Dave, stunning bird too. I know because I used to have one years ago when I kept cage birds
6 Dec 2018 7:59PM
Super shot Dave. Cathy
Stunning capture, Dave.
Wonderful capture great eye contact. Well done Dave.
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 8:52PM
Shimmering green and I love the red eye!
Excellent capture Dave... Isabel GrinGrin
8 Dec 2018 8:38AM
Amazing eyes Dave, a fine image here 🏆

HDave 🐿

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