Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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Cape Glossy Starling occurs from Angola and Zambia to southern Africa, where it is locally common across much of the region, excluding central Mozambique, the Karoo, Namib Desert and the fynbos biome in the Western Cape. It can occupy a variety of different habitats, especially wooded savanna, forest edges, riverine bush, plantations, parks and gardens. It eats insects, fruit, nectar and scraps of human food, doing most of its foraging on the ground, running and hopping in search of food items.
Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens), Kruger National Park, South Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 130 mm, 1/40 sec at f/ 6.3, ISO 100
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  • swaby
    swabyalmost 5 years ago

    Love the colors! Nice shot!

  • Thank you Swaby!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rudywalsh
    Rudywalshalmost 5 years ago

    Perfect crispy image, i like how the perch is so clear great shot.

  • Thank you Rudy!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 5 years ago

    Great focus!! You have some wonderful wildlife shots as well as beautiful portraits!

  • Thank you very much Barbara!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 5 years ago

    Superb work Konstantinos!!

  • Thanks a lot Macky!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyover 4 years ago

    lovely – mq

  • Thank you Mike!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Josie Eldred
    Josie Eldredabout 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Josie, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • ZinaImage
    ZinaImageabout 4 years ago

    Konstantinos you have done it again! Congratulation on the feature

  • Thanks a lot Wayne, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    Bravo, a beautiful take! Congratulations!

  • Many thanks Swaby!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 4 years ago

  • My pleasure Magaret!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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