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Violet backed starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster


small brightly colored and unmistakable starling. Male is bright purple and white, the female is a dull streaked brown


in the lodge garden


The last spotting of our trip before boarding our plane for home and one of my favorite birds. My previous spottings didn't yield such nice poses at close range. I love his "angry bird" expression as if he wanted the garden back

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1 Comment

Tukup a year ago

What a beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing Karen.

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Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Dec 30, 2017
Submitted on Oct 26, 2019

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