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Golden Breasted Starling

Golden Breasted Starling

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Scientific Name:

Cosmopsarus regius


Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania.


Mostly insectivore. Beetles, ants, caterpillars, termites, some fruit.


Habitat: Dry bush, savanna.

Incubation: 14 days / 3-4 eggs

Social structure: small groups

Weight: 63gr max

Dimensions: 30cm

Lifespan: 12-14

Estimated population in the wild: unknown, common.

Threats: There are no major threats to this species.

IUCN Status: Least concern

Did you know that:

  1. They are monogamous and cooperative breeders. Up to nine adults may attend a nest.
  2. They sometimes use abandoned nests of woodpeckers.


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