glossy plumage; bluish head and back; purplish wings (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Golden-breasted Starling
Lamprotornis regius

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a social birds that inhabits grasslands and savannas of eastern Africa; travels in groups of 3-12 birds, searching for termites and other insects; digs up termite mounds as well as catches insects on the wing; whole family groups cooperate in rearing young.

putrplish throat above yellow breast (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

very long tail; white iris; yellow shoulder tuft (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

showing yellow shoulder tuft (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

ventral view showing yellow underparts (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

facing right (Zoo; 2012-10-09)
facing left (Zoo; 2012-10-09)