Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Starlings :: Rueppell's Glossy-Starling

Rueppell's Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis purpuropterus

Described by: Rüppell (1845)
Alternate common name(s): Rüppell's Glossy-starling, Rüppell's Long-tailed Starling, Rüppell's Long-tailed Glossy-starling
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Thika, Kenya - Feb 16, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Kenya - Aug, 2003 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kenya - Oct, 2004 © Nancy Bell  Kenya - Dec, 2005 © Jean-Michel Fenerole  Kenya - Dec, 2005 © Jean-Michel Fenerole 
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(1) Ec. Sudan, n. Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
(2) S. Sudan, ne. and e. Zaire, s. Ethiopia, s. Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, ne. and sw. Tanzania.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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