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Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

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Re: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured) Starlings

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:25 am

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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Re: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured) Starlings

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:06 pm

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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Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:59 pm

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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Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

Unread post by Batmad » Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:22 pm

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

Unread post by Sprocky » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:36 pm

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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Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

Unread post by wingman » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:16 pm

I saw this male 200m from Malelane gate last week

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Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

Unread post by Crested Barbet » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:27 am

Violet-backed starling near Satara, Dec. 2008

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Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

Unread post by granjan » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:52 pm

I was really pleased to see these [a lifer for me] at Letaba at the end of last month.

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Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:20 pm

What a nice sighting and :cam: granjan! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

Unread post by Trentonskeeper » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:10 pm

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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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Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:47 am

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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Re: Starling: Violet-backed (Plumcoloured)

Unread post by granjan » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:55 pm

I seem to be lucky with these birds! There were quite a few on the S125 last month.

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