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Royal starling Endemic to East Africa, this one was taken In a bird sanctuary in South Africa Africa,Cosmopsarus regius,Geotagged,Golden-breasted Starling,Royal starling,South Africa,Summer,birds Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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The Golden-breasted Starling, ''Cosmopsarus regius'' also known as Royal Starling is a medium-sized, up to 35 cm long, passerine in the starling family. The adult has a metallic green head and upperback, 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 is duller than adult.

The Golden-breasted Starling is distributed to the grassland, savanna and shrubland.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jan 19, 2015. Captured Jan 19, 2015 09:13 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/160s
  • ISO250
  • 50mm