(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.

Violet-backed Starling (male) | ©Kate Braun  (Mbabane, Sifundza seHhohho, Swaziland)

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Passeriformes - Sturnidae), the Violet-backed starling, is an African bird with a remarkable sexual dimorphism; males have an iridescent violet color on back (as shown in the photo), while females are brown.


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)

Violet-backed Starling (fledgling; female?) ~ Amethystglanzstar (Ästling; weiblich?) ~ Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

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