Blatantly gorgeous cat
Understated yet incredibly distinctive tones combine perfectly on a pale-headed bird with dark-tipped wings and an orangish belly and rump.
They have an orange belly and rump, black wings with dark tips, and gray top portions with blackish sections.
The bill is vividly colored, with a golden tip and a blue body. Depending on the subspecies, the remaining plumage has a different color.
While juvenile birds have whitish underparts and only the chestnut tips to their tail feathers, males and females seem similar.
This species can be found in the forested areas of Southeast Asia and India as a resident or partly migratory species.
They frequently live in newly established forestry plantations that are close to urban gardens. Chestnut-tailed starlings prefer open woodlands and areas with a scattering of trees.
A Chestnut-tailed like other starlings, the starling is omnivorous and eats fruit, nectar, and insects.
The Chestnut-tailed starling’s breeding season lasts from February to July, with the main nesting season taking place in March.
Both the male and female of this species build the nests, which are found in open woodlands and agricultural regions.
The materials used to build the nest are grass, twigs, and rootlets. Additionally, barbet and woodpecker holes have been used by it.
Three to five eggs are laid, and both parents incubate the eggs for about 17 days.
Feeding is the responsibility of both parents. The duration of flodging is 19 to 21 days.