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Violet-backed Starling (male)

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster


Brilliant crimson above equally bright white below. Stunning little bird that moved about very quickly. So that although I saw him again, I couldn't get another photo


In a fig-like tree on the grounds of Bongani lodge Mthethomusha reserve


Note the flash of crimson in the third pic. This is what we saw, although the camera didn't capture it

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AshleyT 7 years ago
Violet-backed Starling
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster Violet-backed Starling

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Mbombela Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 21, 2013
Submitted on Feb 23, 2014

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