Interesting Bird Fact – Plum Coloured Starlings Traveling in Same-Gender Groups

Interesting Bird Fact – Plum Coloured Starlings Traveling in Same-Gender Groups

A male Plum Coolured Starling (from treknature.com)

The Plum-coloured Starlings (also known as Violet-backed Starlings) have a marked difference between the the sexes.

The Male is a bright, eye catching plum/violet colour whereas the female is a much plainer tawny brown.  After breeding (which usually occurs between late February and April) the sexes form separate, nomadic flocks as they migrate from Southern to Northern Africa.

Plum Coloured Starling or Violet-Backed Starling from treknature.com
A male Plum Coloured Starling (from treknature.com)
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