Scientific name: Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783). Also, called 'Amethyst Starling'.
Distribution: North and Central Namibia, North and East Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique. Also in South Africa in North Province, Gauteng, Mpumalanga,
KwaZulu-Natal and sporadically into East Cape as far south as Komga area. The young males come out of the nest looking like the hen. They do not
start to get adult plumage until they are at least one year old. Habitat: Savanna woodland and riverine forest, following fruiting cycles of trees.
Books: Starlings and Mynas
For backyard feeders: try Birds-Out-Back.