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Golden-Breasted Starling

Lamprotornis regius


The adult has a metallic green head and upper back, 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 are duller than the adult.


The golden-breasted starling is distributed in the grassland, savannah and shrubland of East Africa, from Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and northern Tanzania. Captive specimen living in Pairi Daiza, Brugelette, Belgium.

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Lamprotornis regius Golden-breasted starling

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James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Fantastic Marta

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks Sukanya! I hope I can ever see this species in the wild too :-)

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Good God, Marta....what a colourful bird.

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Many thanks for the ID! ;-)

Davidbygott 6 years ago

From East Africa - common in Tsavo NP, Kenya.

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Wallonie, Belgium

Spotted on Aug 31, 2014
Submitted on Oct 12, 2014

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