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It’s winter here in Niger and the morning air is crisp.

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The starling season has arrived and this glossy starling meets us as we arrive for work.

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Set against the stunningly beautiful clear winter sky, he or she gorgeous in such a wondrous metallic robe.

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Purple, blue, cyan or green – it varies depending on how the light hits it.

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He flies away after I get my best shot, and leaves us with a beautiful sky. It’s a brilliant morning, the perfect start of a new day.

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