Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens)

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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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