Golden-breasted Starling

distribution of golden-breasted starling
Names, conservation status and distribution
golden-breasted starling, choucador royal, lamprotornis regius, estornino pichidorado, birds of kenya, birds of samburu
Shaba National Reserve
golden-breasted starling, choucador royal, lamprotornis regius, estornino pichidorado, birds of kenya, birds of samburu
Shaba National Reserve

golden-breasted starling, choucador royal, lamprotornis regius, estornino pichidorado, birds of kenya, birds of samburu
Shaba National Reserve
golden-breasted starling, choucador royal, lamprotornis regius, estornino pichidorado, birds of kenya, birds of samburu
Shaba National Reserve
golden-breasted starling, choucador royal, lamprotornis regius, estornino pichidorado, birds of kenya, birds of samburu
Shaba National Reserve

The golden-breasted starling (Lamprotornis regius), also known as royal starling, is a medium-sized passerine in the starling family. The golden-breasted starling (Lamprotornis regius), also known as royal starling, is a medium-sized passerine in the starling family. Widespread throughout its habitat range, the population trend of the golden-breasted starling appears to be stable. The species is evaluated as being of least concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 

The golden-breasted starling is a social animal, living in groups of three to twelve individuals. The golden-breasted starling molts once a year, after the breeding season. These birds are monogamous. The female usually lays between three and five pale green eggs with red speckles. It nests in tree holes, usually in tree holes that woodpeckers have left. The nest is made from leaves, roots and other vegetation. Entire family groups cooperate in raising young by gathering food and nesting materials. 

In contrast to other brilliant starlings, which feed mainly on fruits, their diet consists mainly of insects and termites. Adult birds catch insects in flight and dig up termite mounds to find prey.[2] Snails, spiders, crustaceans, or small vertebrates, such as lizards, sometimes integrates the diet.

Source : Wikipedia