Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Golden-breasted Starling

Cosmopsarus regius

Description:

"The Golden-breasted Starling, Cosmopsarus regius also known as Royal Starling is a medium-sized, up to 35 cm long, passerine in the starling family. The adult has a metallic green head and upperback, bright golden yellow breast and belly, dark bill and legs, white iris and metallic violet blue on wings, back, neck and its long tail feathers. Both sexes are similar. The young is duller than adult. The Golden-breasted Starling is a social animal, living in groups of three to twelve individuals. Its diet consists mainly of insects and termites. Adult birds catch insects in flight and dig up termite mounds to find prey."

Notes:

Captive bird at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Liam
Spotted by
Liam

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Nov 6, 2010
Submitted on Nov 12, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team