“Less noisy than other starlings, the violet-backed starling
is a monogamous species, and will remain so unless its mate dies.
Under those circumstances it will seek a new mate in replacement.
Like all starlings, this species is omnivorous, eating both fruit such as mulberries and figs, and insects such as butterflies, bees, wasps and locusts. They are adept at catching prey both on the wing or off tree branches.
When termites swarm, the violet-backed starlings can be found in abundance, gorging themselves on these insects, taking their prey back to a secluded area to tear and consume it.”
~ (sabisabi. com)
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