Plum Coloured

Violet-backed Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster), Turaco Wood, Nelspruit. A thin, drawn-out whistle – ‘phuuu-pheeeuuw’ – comes from the canopy of a White Stinkwood tree in our back garden. There, shimmering in the sunlight is a male Violet-backed Starling. It drops down to feed on the orange berries of a Sandpaper Bush, taking about 8 or 10 … Read more Plum Coloured

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