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... Read more »
The Golden-breasted Starling, also known as the Royal Starling or Regal Starling, is a medium-sized species of starling that lives in parts of eastern Africa, from Somalia to northern Tanzania. These pretty and colorful feathered friends are social birds that live in groups of three to twelve individuals.
The adult Golden-breasted Starling has a metallic green head, bright yellow belly and breast, dark bill and legs, white iris and metallic violet blue on the wings and neck. Male and female birds have a similar plumage.
Golden-breasted Starlings have a large natural range, and a conservation status of Least Concern as of July 2014.