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Violet-backed starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

Description:

Male identified by bright iridescent violet upper parts, head and throat, and white belly.

Habitat:

Savannah and woodland areas.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 9 years ago
Plum-coloured starling
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster


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8 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Beautiful!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Grandioso color precioso

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great spotting..

RachaelB
RachaelB 9 years ago

Thanks Nopayahnah, I've added it to the mission.
Saarbrigger, you just need to take a trip to South Africa to see one in the wild!!

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 9 years ago

Great to see some pictures of the lovely bird from the wilde. I could take a pic just in the zoo :-(.

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/846...

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Wonderful colors. You could add this to the mission Birds of sub-Saharan Africa.

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Oh my! This bird is awesome! And new for me :) Thanks for sharing it!

RachaelB
Spotted by
RachaelB

Hlabisa Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 11, 2012
Submitted on Jan 28, 2012

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