The White-faced Starling (Sturnus albofrontatus - formerly S. senex) - is endemic in Sri Lanka, where it inhabits tall forests - usually remaining high in the canopy.
The average length is 22 cm (including the tail). The back is green-glossed dark grey and the plumage below is whitish. The head is paler than the underparts.
Males and females look alike.
Juveniles have a duller plumage, with brown upperparts and greyer underparts.
Nesting / Breeding
The White-faced Starling nests in holes. The average clutch consists of two eggs.
Diet / Feeding
The White-faced Starling feeds on fruits, nectar and insects.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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