Amethyst Starling
(Cinnyricinlus leucogaster)

The Amethyst Starling (Cinnyricinlus leucogaster) is from northern South Africa up to Senegal on the west coast across to northern Tanzania on the east coast of Africa.

Amethyst Starlings inhabit woodland, savanna forest edges and riverine habitat. Much if their time is spent in the treetops in the wild and are rarely seen on the ground.

Amethyst Starlings are sexually dimorphic.

The female usually incubates the 2-4 pale blue (with reddish-brown spots) for 12-14 days, and the male helps to feed the young, which fledge after 21 days.