Cape Glossy Starling by busi2ness ()
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This time the elegant shiny black plumage of the Cape Glossy Starling (Kleinglansspreeu) amidst a very competitive presence of very good bird captures this week, did you notice?
A photo can not do this bird justice as it has the most iridescent display when in direct sunlight as well as piercing orange eyes, is cocky and also very vocal.
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Image Comments (69)
Superb capture, Oom. He is a glorious fellow. I have his distant cousin's nesting on my roof. I watch them on the wires outside when I am in the bath!!!! I love these cocky little birds. They are mischievous and FUN. Beautiful work from you. Hugs. Di.
We have "plain old starlings" around here, but they are definitely PLAIN. No colors but black! ...They are "bullies" and seem to delight in attacking other smaller birds. These and crows are about the only mean, ugly birds we have in our area. Trust yours are not so vicious.