We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our Zoos!

Save the Date!
• May 28 – June 3, Member Appreciation Days: Online reservations are required for entry. Learn more.
• JUNE 1: GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS GO ON SALE 
• June 4: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo open to the public

Know Before You Go:
In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the following Re-Opening FAQs for Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo before your visit.

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Golden-Breasted Starling

Lamprotornis regius

About the Golden-Breasted Starling

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Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Lamprotornis
Species: regius

Appearance:

  • Blue back and tail, green head, blue-violet wings, yellow breast and belly.
  • Length: 12 to 15 inches long; wingspan of 4.6 to 5.6 inches

Diet: Primarily insects like termites. Some crabs, snails, spiders and small vertebrates.

Range: Arid areas of northeast Africa. Though native to Africa, starlings have been introduced to North America and other areas to control insect populations.