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Image Ref : CP- BM00161
Brahiminy Starlings fighting,
Debaragaswala, Yala National Park

Sturnus malabaricus
Sinhala: Bamunu sharikava
Tamil: Nakanam patchi



Found only in certain areas of the country, Brahiminy Starlings flock together, quickly moving from place to place, branch to branch, so much so that they are difficult to photograph. This duo, however, was captured on film because they fell to the ground, talons locked, pecking each other viciously.



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