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Violet-backed Starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

Description:

Male and female

Habitat:

Riverine forrest and woodland


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8 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Great shot! Congrats.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Great to have the two sexes together - beautiful shot. Congratulations on the SOTD 10wildfig and thanks for sharing this.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Congratulations!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations 10wildfig, your pair of Violet-backed starlings is our Spotting of the Day:

"This exquisite image of a male and female Violet-backed Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) is our Spotting of the Day! The male has a bright metallic purple head and back and a white chest and stomach, while the female is mainly brown with a white speckled stomach, making this species strongly sexually dimorphic".

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InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso a year ago

great picture!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

That's picture postcard perfect.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Fantastic sexual dimorphism on this species! Great that you got the pair together.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Stunning!

10wildfig
Spotted by
10wildfig

Mbombela, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Lat: -25.37, Long: 31.02

Spotted on Dec 30, 2017
Submitted on Dec 31, 2017

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