IUCN red list status:
Least Concern

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Amethyst Starling

About the Amethyst Starling

Amethyst Starlings are usually found evenly in distribution all over South Africa, they mainly hunt and eat insects off the ground. The Starling has been found in much of sub-Saharan African mostly in grassland, woodland, or riverine areas. These birds are mostly found in tropical forests and savannas.

The Amethyst Starling travels in small flocks, and the male and female are both brown when they are younger. Their wings appears to change colour from dark violet to a lighter shade depending on whether it is a male for a female, and where in South Africa the Starlings are.

Did you know?

They are also known as the Violet-backed starling