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 Male VIOLET-BACKED STARLING (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster)  -  ©N.C. Zoo Photo
The Violet-backed Starling, also known as the Plum-coloured Starling or Amethyst Starling, is a relatively small species of starling in the Sturnidae family. This strongly sexually dimorphic species is found widely in woodland of mainland sub-Saharan Africa. 
Amethyst  Starlings inhabit woodland, savanna forest edges and riverine habitat.  Much if their time is spent in the treetops in the wild and are rarely  seen on the ground.
Amethyst Starlings are sexually dimorphic, females are brown.
The  female usually incubates the 2-4 pale blue (with reddish-brown spots)  for 12-14 days, and the male helps to feed the young, which fledge after  21 days.
Fact Source: http://www.nfss.org/Birds/Species/Softbill/Starlings/Amethyst.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet-backed_Starling
Other photos you may enjoy:
Hildebrandt’s Starling
Superb Starling
Srilankan Blue Magpie

Male VIOLET-BACKED STARLING (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster)  -  ©N.C. Zoo Photo

The Violet-backed Starling, also known as the Plum-coloured Starling or Amethyst Starling, is a relatively small species of starling in the Sturnidae family. This strongly sexually dimorphic species is found widely in woodland of mainland sub-Saharan Africa. 

  • Amethyst Starlings inhabit woodland, savanna forest edges and riverine habitat. Much if their time is spent in the treetops in the wild and are rarely seen on the ground.
  • Amethyst Starlings are sexually dimorphic, females are brown.
  • The female usually incubates the 2-4 pale blue (with reddish-brown spots) for 12-14 days, and the male helps to feed the young, which fledge after 21 days.

Fact Source:
http://www.nfss.org/Birds/Species/Softbill/Starlings/Amethyst.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet-backed_Starling

Other photos you may enjoy:

Hildebrandt’s Starling

Superb Starling

Srilankan Blue Magpie

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