Violet-backed Starling

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The Violet-backed Starling is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Violet-backed StarlingI must admit to a certain affection for starlingsā€¦this in spite of the fact that the introduced European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is a serious avian pest (note the Latin name!). However, I have rehabilitated quite a few, and found them to be quite as intelligent as their better-loved cousin, the Indian hill myna. More

Distribution of Violet-backed starling in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (Ā© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Predators and parasites It has been recorded as prey of Falco peregrinus (Peregrine falcon). More

The Violet-backed Starling is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Sturnidae bird family group which includes birds such as Starlings, Mynans, Oxpeckers. The description for the Violet-backed Starling (Latin name Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Cinnyricinclus leucogaster can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 761 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 968. More

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bird on page 968 also a picture of the Violet-backed Starling on page 976. The Violet-backed Starling belongs to the family of birds classified as Sturnidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Violet-backed Starling is also known by these other names: Amethyst Starling, Violet Starling. More

Violet-backed Starling is very very beautiful passerine bird with shiny and colorful plumage. you nicely captured and presented it with sharp focus, POV and composition. colors also very nice. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Genus : Cinnyricinclus
Species : leucogaster
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)