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Zimbabwe photos :collection.1-the colours of a starling.

Updated on July 15, 2011

The Metalic Starling

The metalic starling
The metalic starling | Source

What a way to wake up.

Every morning when I am in Zimbabwe, there is a metallic starling that comes digging for worms on the lawn. It is such a glorious site to see its colour change in the sunlight as I have my coffee on the verandah. Sounds like paradise does it not?

The metallic starling- close up

The metallic starling- close up
The metallic starling- close up | Source

Green locust

Green locust on a leaf
Green locust on a leaf | Source

The big green locust

This type of locust used to scare us when we were kids. We would get a long stick and poke it from a distance to agitate it. The locust would flare up its wings to reveal a bright yellow under side with green spots. We always thought it was highly poisonous as it did not fall into the edible category.

Edible Mr.Brown Locust

The edible type of locust.
The edible type of locust. | Source

The edible locust.

As kids we used to have fun chasing and catching these brown locusts especially during harvest time. They love corn and we would go sneaking on them in the fields.It was more of a delicacy and the fun was in catching them.


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    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @sam-eg. It is a very beautiful country.Thanks for reading the hub

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      7 years ago from Happy Land

      i think Zimbabwe seems to be very interesting Country!! and the The metallic starling bird is so Beautiful , Great pics well done

    • alocsin profile image


      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      The color on that bird is incredible. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

    • sofs profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful pictures and that starling is indeed gorgeous looking!! I envy you :)

    • Fossillady profile image


      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Victor, That starling is ridiculously beautiful! Funny story about the locust...hee! I can picture kids poking it! Cheers, Kathi

    • Lady_E profile image


      7 years ago from London, UK

      This is sweet. Lovely photo's, particularly of that blue bird. It was interesting to read your child hood memories.

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @Epigramman-Thanks,there is so much to share out there and you are right,it is a joy.

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ..your hubs, your words, your photography are a joyous confirmation of the beauty we share in life ....

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      7 years ago

      The metalic starling is a beautiful bird (so different from European starlings) and your photos really caputure it well. Great idea for a hub.

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      Cool mckbirdbks!

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      7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      A crisp and crunchy Hub. Crisp photograpy and crunchy locust.

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      Thanks Dexter,yes Zimbabwe is really beautiful, it is unfortunate it is not having much luck in the political and economic arena.Thanks for passing by

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Exceptional photos of the starling and locust. I can only imagine how beautiful Zimbabwe is.

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      7 years ago from 41042

      Wow Victor, what a cool bird! Peace!! Tom


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