Definition of glossy starling in English:

glossy starling


  • An African starling with dark glossy plumage that has metallic blue, green, and purple reflections.

    Genus Lamprotornis, family Sturnidae: several species

    • ‘Other birds that are part of the same family include: starlings, glossy starlings, mynah birds, and tick birds.’
    • ‘All other glossy starlings in the region have long tapered tails.’
    • ‘Two Greater blue-eared glossy starlings were in a tree along the road as were two Pygmy sunbirds.’
    • ‘The installation is made up of a large aviary housing two long-tailed glossy starlings.’
    • ‘I've seen the return of grey loeries and glossy starlings, which are found in the Lowveld, to Johannesburg.’