Golden-breasted starlings exhibit cooperative breeding, where group members assist with nest-building and feeding the young. In this sort of arrangement, breeding females often solicit food from other members of the group to feed to the young. She crouches and quivers while gaping and vocalizing. The group either ignores her and feeds the young themselves, or gives her part of the food to feed the young, or gives her all the food.
This species will nest in tree cavities often constructed and abandoned by woodpeckers.
Did you Know?
The golden-breasted starling breaks into termite mounds with its pointed beak similar to how a wood pecker digs into tree bark for bugs.