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Violet-backed Starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster


Very skittish! Could not get close for a better photo.

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Violet-backed starling (Plum-coloured or amethyst starling)
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster Violet-backed starling - Wikipedia

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Hi Johan Heyns
In order to assure the accurate information on PN, I took a liberty to curate your spotting, and change the ID and references from Purple to Violet-backed Starling (a.k.a. Plum-colored or Amethyst starling). Purple starling is purple all-over (including belly), an its distribution do not inlude southern parts of African continent.
Hope you don't mind my intervention.

I agree with Zlatan, the purple Starling has a purple head, turquoise back and blue breast/belly.

Johan Heyns
Spotted by
Johan Heyns

Mookgopong Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Nov 16, 2013
Submitted on Nov 20, 2013

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