The Red-winged Starling comes from East and South Africa. It
has glossy blue-black plumage with rufous orange wing edges
(more visible in flight).
The male, above, has darker midnight blue plumage, including
The female, above, has slightly lighter plumage and a grey
head and throat.
will socialise in flocks outside of the breeding season, but
breeding pairs are aggressively territorial.
Like many other starlings, they sometimes play the role of