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Violet-backed starling

Tropics·Bird

These birds are sexually dimorphic. Both male and females sport a dark bill and light-yellow eyes. But the male is an iridescent purple with a white belly. Females and juveniles have dark brown backs and brown-streaked white bellies.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span4 years
  • Body size7 in.
  • Native habitat Forests, savannahs, and wetlands of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • DietFruits and insects
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