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Superb Starling

Lamprotornis superbus

Description:

The Superb Starling is a member of the starling family of birds. This species is 18 to 19 cm (7.1 to 7.5 in) long. Adults have black heads and iridescent blue-to-green back, upper breast, wings, and tail. The belly is red-orange, separated from the blue breast by a white bar. The undertail coverts and the wing linings are white. Juveniles have duller plumage with no more than a suggestion of the white breast band. Their irises are brown, later grayish white, eventually the adult's purple.

Habitat:

It can commonly be found in East Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Notes:

Spotted in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.

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3 Comments

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 5 years ago

you are quite welcome as always manilie! this is another gorgeous spotting ;)

Manilie
Manilie 5 years ago


thank you venus for the ID!

thank you staccyh

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

Gorgeous birds. Nice photos!

Manilie
Spotted by
Manilie

Singapore, Singapore

Lat: 1.29, Long: 103.85

Spotted on Dec 8, 2013
Submitted on Apr 3, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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