I photographed this Blue eared glossy starling in the afternoon sun. As it moved slightly the light reflected different colours back to the camera. Have a look at some other pictures in the group.
The Greater Blue-eared Glossy-starling is a 22-cm long, short tailed bird. This starling
is glossy blue-green with a purple-blue belly and blue ear patch. Its iris is bright yellow or orange. The sexes are similar, but the juvenile is duller and has blackish brown underparts.
The populations from southern Kenya
southwards are smaller than northern birds and are sometimes considered to be a separate subspecies, L. c. sycobius.
The Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling
is similar to this species, but the blue of the belly does not extend forward of the legs.
The Greater Blue-eared Glossy-starling has a range of musical or grating calls, but the most familiar is a nasal squee-ar.