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September 6, 2012

Superb Starling

In Danish: Trefarvet glansstær

Serengeti, Tanzania,  July 2012.

Please click on photo for a much better view 🙂
31 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2012 9:21 pm

    Superb is the word for this bird.


    • September 10, 2012 6:39 pm

      In fact there were MANY of them some places in Serengeti, and they knew what to do when there were people around: Come over and beg for food ….


  2. snowbirdpress permalink
    September 6, 2012 11:02 pm

    It surely does not look like any of the starlings in our area! What a gorgeous bird!


  3. September 7, 2012 4:13 pm

    Ooh, what extraordinary colours – a well-captured moment, Truels.


    • September 10, 2012 6:40 pm

      It wasn’t difficult: They came to us to beg for food 😉


  4. Dina permalink
    September 7, 2012 5:01 pm

    I’ve never seen anything like this before. Vakker fugl!

    Hilsen Dina


    • September 10, 2012 6:42 pm

      It certainly does not resemble a Danish starling – it’s pretty anonymous and gray ….


  5. September 8, 2012 7:59 pm

    What a treasure ! Beautiful picture, Truels.


    • September 10, 2012 6:44 pm

      It was a very special bird with these colors. Treasure is the right word for it!


  6. September 9, 2012 7:38 am

    Dere kan ikke ha stær i Danmark – dette må være en papegøye! Aldri sett maken !


    • September 10, 2012 6:45 pm

      Ha, ha – ja papegøjer er jo også ofte meget farverige – det er nok derfor, at mange af os elsker disse fugle.


  7. September 9, 2012 1:22 pm

    Such a cute title for such a lovely image of such beautiful bird !


  8. September 9, 2012 1:30 pm

    Seems the bird pretend to be angry but don’t worry ! just kidding !!


    • September 10, 2012 6:49 pm

      You are right that its gaze does not look friendly, and really they were also quite aggressive at this location where the photo was taken – they came right up to us to beg for food!


  9. September 9, 2012 2:13 pm

    That is quite some spectacular colours. Wonderfully captured in this close-up. Seems like you have a splendid time in Africa. Quite a continent, isn’t it?


    • September 10, 2012 6:52 pm

      I took me 58 years to obtain visiting this great continent! And I do not think it takes a very long time before I return 🙂


  10. September 9, 2012 7:56 pm

    Our starlings are not nearly as colourful as this one….quite spectacular.


  11. September 11, 2012 12:07 am

    Wow. That’s a starling ? In Canada our starlings are rather dull birds …


  12. September 12, 2012 7:28 am

    Denne tok også jeg bilde av. Det var mange av disse som fløy rundt. Herlig bilde, – flotte farger!


    • September 12, 2012 2:26 pm

      Ja, flotte er de – og meget almindelige på de kanter….


  13. September 12, 2012 6:23 pm

    Lucky you to have such colorful birds! That one is fab!


  14. September 13, 2012 4:54 am

    In Finland we have plenty of starlings, but they are not so colorful than this one You photographed. Your photo is great!


    • September 14, 2012 10:13 am

      Thanks. It seems like it’s only in Africa, that these starling are so beautiful.


  15. September 29, 2012 3:45 pm

    A superb Superb.


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