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I cannot identify this bird, Picture was taken on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in September of 2012. If anyone can help with an identification it would be wonderful.

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Nice photo beautiful bird it's a Violet-backed starling Cinnyricynclus leucogaster

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Looks like a Violet-backed Starling.

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Thank you! I could not find it in any of my "East Africa" bird books but with your help found it in "Southern Africa" books. I am not much of a birder but have been spellbound by those I have seen if Africa. This picture was taken by a friend who asked me to help her identify it and I knew that you all could help. She climbed Kilimanjaro and then visited the Crater where she took this picture. Thanks, again!

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