A nervious bird by nature, one can't help but be struck by such a staring eye and brilliant metalic colors. At home in the grassland, savanna, and shrubland, once disturbed , they are quick to raise the alarm with a whistling chatter. Sexes are similar in color, females nest in tree holes and lays between 3 and 5 pale green speckled eggs.
Tying with Golden-Breasted Starling Feathers
This is a not so often seen or used bird for the tier. However, there are a number
of feathers useable for alternatives to say, toucan, those being the golden breast feathers. These feathers make great body veilings and tails on salmon flies.
Because of the iridescent quality of the body plumage, Defeo style nymphs can be tied using these feather rather than the more expensive Riflebird feathers. Other artistic possibilities abound from this bird.
- full skins
- fly patterns
- links to other exotics
Although not the best skining job, this bird in in nice feather. The color is good and no pin feathers.
I'm looking for pictures of flies and the recipies you used to tie them. Please give me a call or email me for more information.