Metallic Starling Aplonis metallica

Metallic Starling
Metallic Starling
Metallic Starling
The Metallic Starling, also called theShining Starling, has iridescent greenish black plumage and a black mask like some of the African Glossy Starlings but is native to north-eastern Australasia. (North-eastern Australia, New Guinea and adjacent islands.) The similarly glossy Trumpet Manucode, dark blue with red eyes, is also native to north-eastern Australia and New Guinea.
Metallic Starling
Metallic Starling
Metallic Starling
Male and female have similar iridescent dark green plumage but juveniles are very different, with light, streaked undersides and glossy, greyish topsides. Some other starlings in the Aplonis genus, such as the Asian Glossy Starling, look similar.
Metallic Starling
Metallic Starling juvenile
Metallic Starling juvenile
The juvenile Metallics (above centre/right) also look similar to the Asian Glossy juveniles.