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Golden-breasted Starling

Cosmopsarus regius

Range

  • East Africa

Habitat

  • Desert

Diet

  • Termites
  • Ants
  • Fruit

She builds her nest in a tree hole and is assisted in chick-rearing by the other flock members.

Despite their tropical appearance, they favor very hot, dry habitats. They hunt for insects on the ground (mainly termites and ants) but will also eat fruit. Occurring in flocks of up to eight birds, flocks include a single breeding female.

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