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Violet backed starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

Description:

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

Habitat:

in the lodge garden

Notes:

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
Tukup a year ago

What a beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing Karen.

KarenSaxton
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KarenSaxton

Arusha, Tanzania

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

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