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Category:Lamprotornis - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Lamprotornis


Glossy Starlings; all from Africa.


Lamprotornis is a genus in the family Sturnidae.
There is some uncertainity about the placement of some species:

Genus Lamprotornis viewedit
L. hildebrandti Hildebrandt's Starling
L. shelleyi Shelley's Starling
L. australis Burchell's Starling
L. purpuroptera Rüppell's Starling
L. caudatus Long-tailed Glossy Starling
L. mevesii Meves's Starling
L. unicolor Ashy Starling
L. splendidus Splendid Starling
L. ornatus Principe Starling
L. regius Golden-breasted Starling
L. superbus Superb Starling
L. pulcher Chestnut-bellied Starling
L. bicolor African Pied Starling
L. albicapillus White-crowned Starling
L. fischeri Fischer's Starling
L. chloropterus Lesser Blue-eared Starling
L. acuticaudus Sharp-tailed Starling
L. chalybaeus Greater Blue-eared Starling
L. iris Emerald Starling
L. purpureus Purple Starling
L. nitens Cape Starling
L. chalcurus Bronze-tailed Starling


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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