Violet-backed Starling - Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
As you can see in these photos, in the African species Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Passeriformes - Sturnidae) the sexual dimorphism is extreme in terms of coloration plumage. It means that both males and females are phenotypically different or have different appearance.
Males have head, neck, back and tail of brilliant purple. The underside is white. The female, however, is drab; the purple of the male is replaced by olive green feathers and the white underside is flecked with green dashes.
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Show Some Condor Love! Follow Our California Condor Release for National Public Lands Day
Today, the BLM, The Peregrine Fund and partners will release three California condors in the BLM-managed Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. The annual release coincides with National Public Lands Day, and you can join the celebration on social media!
Follow using the hashtags #CondorsOnTheRise, #WelcomeCondors and #NPLD on BLM’s Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.
Photo by #CondorsOnTheRise Partner Arizona Game and Fish. See more photos on our My Public Lands Flickr set,
Learn more about the annual event and condor recovery: http://bit.ly/condorsontherise