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Birdwatching in Africa - Rüppell's Starling, Rueppell's glossy-starling, Rueppell's long-tailed starling, lamprotornis purpuroptera


Rüppell's Starling (Lamprotornis purpuroptera), also known as Rueppell's glossy-starling or Rueppell's long-tailed starling, is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Range map from www.oiseaux.net

Range map
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Length: 35 cm
Wingspan:
Weight: 78 - 92 g
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

Similar Species



From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.
Female / Male

• Sexes similar, the only difference is the mouth colour (pale pinkish in females, dark in males). Juveniles are matt black and have a dark brown eye.

From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.


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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 8 November 2019
Location: Amora Gedel Park, Awassa, Ethiopia


Rüppell's Starling, Rueppell's glossy-starling, Rueppell's long-tailed starling, lamprotornis purpuroptera
Rüppell's Starling - 8 November 2019 - Amora Gedel Park, Awassa, Ethiopia

Rüppell's Starling, Rueppell's glossy-starling, Rueppell's long-tailed starling, lamprotornis purpuroptera
Rüppell's Starling - 8 November 2019 - Amora Gedel Park, Awassa, Ethiopia



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