Birdorable 195: Golden-breasted Starling

Cute Birdorable Golden-breasted Starlings

Our 195th cute Birdorable is this Golden-breasted Starling, often called the "most beautiful of the African starlings" for its gorgeous plumage and golden breast for it is named. Golden-breasted Starlings, also called Royal Starlings, live in Eastern Africa, from Somalia to northern Tanzania. Due to its striking appearance you'll also find this bird at many zoos across the United States.

Golden-breasted starling
Photo by kz hata (source: Flickr)
(Not Quite) Abbey Road
Photo by FeebleOldMan (source: Flickr)

Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 196


Ashira on July 26, 2009 at 10:39 AM wrote:
Eeee! : D Aren't these also called Superb Starlings? I was completely obsessed with them at the age of three or four after I'd been flipping through Audobon's Guide to African Wildlife. ^___^
Canaduck on July 27, 2009 at 7:27 PM wrote:
What a gorgeous bird. I'd never heard of it!
Reed on May 7, 2020 at 1:27 AM wrote:
Willow ptarmigan
Spurwing Plover on May 30, 2022 at 5:53 PM wrote:
The Starlings have some very colorful reletives but their better know one is the Hill Mynah which can talk
Spurwing Plover on June 24, 2022 at 5:45 PM wrote:
In the winter Starlings look more spotted then they do in the Spring

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