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 Post subject: Re: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured) Starlings
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:25 am 
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Great pics of the Starlings everyone. My personal experience is that it is not an easy bird to get a decent picture of.

What a beaut of a bird it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured) Starlings
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I saw quite a few of them now in the Pretoriuskop area, but as WTM says, it is a difficult bird to photograph and all my photo's are not so good..

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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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Saw this Violet-backed Starling in Satara Camp in Feb this year.
was wondering if its also a juv. with the yellow gape. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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saw this one in Olifants restcamp

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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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This one used to return every year to a tree outside my bedroom window when I lived in Nelspruit. Him and his SO could be seen almost every day in summer. This pic was taken from my bedroom window.

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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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I saw this male 200m from Malelane gate last week

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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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Violet-backed starling near Satara, Dec. 2008

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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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I was really pleased to see these [a lifer for me] at Letaba at the end of last month.

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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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What a nice sighting and :cam: granjan! :thumbs_up:

Still on my wishlist... :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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[img]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/y7u5eham.jpg[/img]

Saw these guys last week a few Kms out of Berg en Dal. I am a fledgling birder and we had no idea what we saw till I saw this post. Not the best pic but definitely the same bird, I really thought I had spotted some sort of sun bird because of the color but hey what do I know but it was a nice sighting.


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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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granjan wrote:
I was really pleased to see these [a lifer for me] at Letaba at the end of last month.


Like WTM mentioned earlier: very difficult bird to photograph! Job well done, Jan :thumbs_up: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)
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I seem to be lucky with these birds! There were quite a few on the S125 last month.

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