cinnyricinclus

10

Violet Backed Starling

The violet-backed starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster), also known as the plum-coloured starling or amethyst starling, is a relatively small species of starling. One of the most striking of the world’s 114 starling species, male amethysts are clad in a deep violet set off by a brilliant white breast.  In the sunlight, they are, like most starlings, as iridescent as any hummingbird. This strongly sexually dimorphic species is found widely in the woodlands and savannah forest edges of mainland sub-Saharan Africa. It is rarely seen on the ground, but instead commonly found in trees and other sources away from the ground.

Keep reading

5

JUST BIRDS
Via Flickr:
1-violet-backed starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster), also known as the plum-coloured starling or amethyst starling 

2-toco toucan (Ramphastos toco), also known as the common toucan or toucan 

3-yellow bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) 

4-sedge wren (Cistothorus platensis) 

 5-American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

flickr

(via Violet-backed Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!)

flickr

(via Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) ♂ | Flickr - Photo Sharing!)

cinnymoon  asked:

9. Do you collect fall leafs/flowers for pressing?; 13. Does your family go pumpkin picking around this time of year?

9. No, around here, we don’t get nice pretty leaves like they do in other climates. But if we had those pretty fall leaves, I totally would.

13. Nah. I’ve always wanted to visit a pumpkin patch, but I never have. I usually just go to the store to pick one lol.