Geographical Range Northeastern Africa
Habitat Arid acacia savanna
Scientific Name Cosmopsarus regius
Conservation Status Common

This bird's brilliant blue and yellow colors provide quite a contrast to the drab colors of its dry African bush habitat. Golden-breasted starlings live in small family flocks. Group members often help a female feed and tend her young. They not only help her build her nest in the cavity of a tree, but also bring insects to feed her growing chicks.

Did You Know?

The golden-breasted starling is also known as the royal starling.