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All birds are truly majestic and magnificent creatures, but the violet-backed starling is arguably the most superior thanks to its stunning gemstone aesthetic.

Keep on scrolling to see a selection of breathtaking birds, and to see this beautiful creature for yourself...

The Secretary Bird.

What an expressive face!

The Goura Victoria.

Jealous of that fascinator.

The Gray Nightjar.

Literally looks like a rock.

The Longtailed Tit.

Laugh at the name all you like, but this bird is seriously cute.

The Mountain Bluebird.

How is this even real?!

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon.

Amazing colors.

The Nicobar Pigeon.

Now that's a statement hair-do.

The Grandala.

Definitely winning the prize for best name.

The Quetzel.

Truly amazing colors.

The Bearded Reedling.

Literally just a big ball of fluff.

The Bohemian Waxwing.

A killer hairstyle!

The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher.

Loving these bright tones.

The Pesquets Parrot.

Sometimes nicknamed the Dracula parrot - and we can see why!

The Strawberry Finch.

Very aptly named!

The Frillback Pigeon.

Who else thinks this bird looks like it's been covered in chocolate shavings?

The Black-Throated Bush Tit.

Now that's a tongue-twister.

The Crested Duck

Why does this duck look like it's about to make a powerful statement in court?

The Helmeted Guineafowl.

A boulder with a head.

The Inca Tern.

We'd never seen a bird with a mustache before.

The Mandarin Duck.

Now this is a duck I can get on board with.

The Golden Pheasant.

Truly majestic.

The Sword-billed Hummingbird.

That looks extremely difficult to maneuver.

The Lady Amherst Pheasant.

Impressive tail feathers!

The Cock of the Rock.

Great name, great bird. Ten out of ten.

The Pygmy Wren-Babbler.

Another with an incredible name.

And now, the one you've all been waiting for...

It's the violet-backed starling.

While your standard starling can merely be a noisy nuisance, the South African variant is nothing short of mesmerizing.

The violet-backed starling can be found throughout the woodlands and savannah forests of sub-Saharan Africa, and they are very kind to the eye, as you can see above.

Over the years, they have become popular for their vivid violet plumage...

And, today, are a firm favorite amongst avid bird watchers. How beautiful! For more gorgeous birds, keep scrolling...