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Rueppells Starling

Lamprotornis purpuroptera

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CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Great as usual!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 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 11 years ago

You're welcome Cindy!

CindyCor 11 years ago

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

DanielePralong 11 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 11 years ago

What a striking bird!

Ryan21 11 years ago

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

Atul 11 years ago

its indeed superb!!

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

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