Starlings (Sturnidae)

Bronze-tailed Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis chalcurus) - HBW 14, p. 751

French: Choucador à queue violette German: Erzglanzstar Spanish: Estornino Colibronceado

Taxonomy: Lamprotornis chalcura Nordmann, 1835, Senegal.
Populations from N Cameroon E to W Kenya often separated as race emini (described from Uganda), supposedly somewhat more violet on rump and slightly longer-tailed than those in W of range; variation, however, appears to be clinal, and further study required. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: Senegambia, N Guinea-Bissau, S Mali, N Guinea, N Ivory Coast and S Burkina Faso E (mainly in savanna belt) to S Chad, Central African Republic, SW Sudan, Uganda and W Kenya.

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