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Rueppells Starling

Lamprotornis purpuroptera

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CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Great as usual!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Fabulous colours. I learned somewhere that the birds of paradise in Papua may have evolved from starlings. This one certainly supports the idea. Thanks.

DanielePralong 9 years ago

You're welcome Cindy!

CindyCor 9 years ago

Yes DanielePralong...It is a Rueppells Starling. I have corrected it. THANK-YOU !!!!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Hi Cindy! This is not a superb starling. The superb starling is quite well described in the following link complete with pictures:
There are also quite a few pics of the superb starling on Noah.
This may be Ruppell's starling. Maybe Noah in-house bird gurus Atul, Liam and Malcolm can confirm!

VivBraznell 9 years ago

What a striking bird!

Ryan21 9 years ago

What beautiful colours it has!!
Great find!!!

Atul 9 years ago

its indeed superb!!

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Spotted on Sep 3, 2008
Submitted on Dec 13, 2011

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