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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.

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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)

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

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