Gold-Breasted Starling (a.k.a.
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Range and habitat:
The Gold-breasted starling is found in eastern
Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya. They live in dry desert
and thornbush areas.
This birds' diet consists almost entirely of
insects and fruits.
Size / weight range:
Gold-breasted starlings grow to be 12 to
15 inches long and can weigh 45-65 grams (or 1.6-2.3 ounces).
The unique, iridescent plumage
of this bird makes it easy to spot.
Not threatened; least concern
Location at The Toledo Zoo:
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