This African superb starling (Lamprotornis superbus) finds a large cactus a convenient perch from which to sing its lovely songs, and scan for food.
Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4 L USM
200mm, 1/125 sec, f / 5, -1/3 EV, ISO 800
Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver, BC
26 Aug 2009
One of four images chosen for a postcard series produced by the Bloedel Conservatory in the spring of 2012 (still available in 2013).
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