Cinnyricinclus leucogaster   Violet-backed Starling  Witborsspreeu
Violet-backed Starling
Modimolle, Jan 2018

A breeding summer visitor from the tropics, present between Oct and May. Common and widespread across the Waterberg, less so in the surrounding thorn savanna (67% in, 33% out; recorded in 80% of the Waterberg pentads); frequents woodland, especially where fruiting trees are well-represented; in pairs or trios while breeding, otherwise in nomadic groups and, at the end of summer, in flocks. Breeds in summer.
Violet-backed Starling Waterberg distribution
Violet-backed Starlings
Modimolle, Nov 2014

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