Lesser blue-eared glossy starling

For Christmas I got a taxidermy lesser blue-eared glossy starling.  It is completely new.  As its name suggests, it is very glossy and it is green with a blue tinge behind its eye and just under its wing.  They come from Africa and look nothing like our british starling and are a bit taller.  It has a good base and it’s the most expensive bird I’ve had so far.  The taxidermist, Hanson, has got a lot of other great mounted birds on his website including things like a great grey owl. The starling would have been someone’s pet or it would have been in a zoo or a wildlife park like my azure-winged magpie.

His website is www.hansonbirdtaxidermy.co.uk

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