The violet-backed starling is a stunning bird. They appear to have been carved from amethyst. The plumage of this bird is simple, but it is a beautiful combination of purple, black, and white.
Seeing is believing, and this bird is proof of that. The plum-colored starling, often known as the amethyst starling, is a common name for it.
According to Kenya Birding, the starling is the tiniest of all the starlings. It just measures about 18cm in length. Male and female starlings have distinct characteristics.
The breeding male has a vibrant coloration. Females have brown feathers, while males have vivid and multicolored feathers. Males that have not developed do not have the bird’s colorful plumage.
This type of bird is monogamous. This means it prefers to remain with a single companion until it passes. The bird will clearly seek a new mate if the existing one is not available. During the summer, the violet-backed starling flies in tiny flocks. Just before the breeding season, it will split into pairs. Because it is always high up on trees and the sky, the bird is rarely seen on the ground.
The bird will build its nest in tree holes, river bank holes, and even abandoned fence posts. Leaves, twigs, and other plant material are sculpted into their nests.
During the breeding season, the birds’ nests are recycled. To save waste, we as humans should take note of the birds’ recycling! It is most commonly seen on the savannas of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Fortunately, the IUCN classifies the violet-backed starling as ‘Least Concerned.’ However, the exact number of birds has yet to be determined. According to My Animals, experts state that the bird is “usually common” and “locally plentiful.” Furthermore, specialists are uncertain of the precise threat that the birds face.
We hope that this gorgeous bird continues to breed in big numbers so that the entire world can see its vibrant splendor!