Violet-backed Starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

The iridescent violet-backed starling forages in small family groups, following the fruiting cycle of fig trees. It also catches insects on the fly. Spending most of its time in the trees, this starling rarely descends to the ground.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 6.5 in
weightWeight: 1.5 oz
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Fruit and insects