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Violet-backed Starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

Description:

The Violet-backed Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster), also known as the Plum-coloured Starling or Amethyst Starling, is a relatively small species of starling in the Sturnidae family. This strongly sexually dimorphic species is found widely in woodland of mainland sub-Saharan Africa.

Notes:

Copenhagen Zoo.


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101 Comments (1–25)

douze1721
douze1721 11 months ago

So pretty!

Po
Po a year ago

Looks Surreal.

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 2 years ago

superb

James McNair
James McNair 3 years ago

Gorgeous

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 3 years ago

Looks like the bird has a band on its leg.

Lipase
Lipase 3 years ago

great colours and photos, thanks!

Ma Sha Allah .... beautiful bird

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Stunning bird! Great pics. Thank you for sharing :)

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 4 years ago

wonderful bird.. :)

Wow its so beatifull i never see that bird wow 👏👏😮😮😶😶

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 years ago

No problem!

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 4 years ago

haha, yup! :)

yes, do so, they are really amazing! :))

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 4 years ago

Wow nice you are becoming a professional. In summer I will bring the caterpillars and sawfly larva to my lab to analyze them since they are that interesting :)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 4 years ago

maybe! ;)

by the way I'm taking a course called Practical Entomology (and every microbiologist should take it :D) and I found out that each caterpillar proleg has a circle of hooks :) sawfly grubs don't have them. They look really amazing, if you have a chance to take a closer look (under some kind of a magnifier) at prolegs, do so! ;)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 4 years ago

Thanks guys!
Sintija, I don't know how maybe we were to focused on caterpillars :)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 4 years ago

wow, just wow!!! Amazing!!!
How did I not notice this earlier! :)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 years ago

Wow- beautiful colors! Nice series!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

Beautiful!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

Thanks!

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 5 years ago

very nice!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

Thank you guys!

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 5 years ago

very pretty <3

tibiprada
tibiprada 5 years ago

beautiful indeed ..Congrats !

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 5 years ago

Wow!!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 5 years ago

Thanks, patty, SaraDobbs, Adarsha B S and Dina! :)

Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Lat: 55.67, Long: 12.52

Spotted on Jun 10, 2013
Submitted on Jun 11, 2013

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