black hood; bluish-purple nape and breast; white iris (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Superb Starling
Lamprotornis superbus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a beautiful starling native to eastern Africa; distinguished from the very similar Hildebrandt's Starling by its white (rather than dark ) iris.

orange belly and sides; white vent area, breast stripe (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

glossy-greenish back and wings with black spots (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

frontal view; white line separates breast and belly (Zoo; 2011-12-21)