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Golden-breasted Starling
10-JAN-2004 Copyright 2004 Robert

Golden-breasted Starling

Jurong Birdpark, Singapore

Scientific name: Cosmopsarus regius (Reichenow, 1879).

Golden-breasted Starling is often called the "most beautiful of the African starlings". It is found in North-East Africa and in the arid acacia
of Somalia, Ethiopia, eastern Kenya and North-Eastern Tanzania. It feeds almost entirely on insects.

This bird is 10 inches and has a slim body with long a graduated tail. Their brilliant green, blue and violet upperparts and throat, contrast a
rich golden-yellow breast, belly and under-tail coverts. The eyes are pure white.

Books: Starlings and Mynas

For backyard feeders: try Birds-Out-Back.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/60s f/5.0 at 280.0mm iso400 with flash (1.4TC)
full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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