Starlings (Sturnidae)

Golden-breasted Starling (Lamprotornis regius) - HBW 14, p. 747

French: Choucador royal German: Königsglanzstar Spanish: Estornino Pechidorado
Other common names: Regal Starling

Taxonomy: Cosmopsarus regius Reichenow, 1879, Massa, Tana River, Kenya.
This species and L. unicolor sometimes placed in a separate genus, Cosmopsarus. Proposed race magnificus (described from Tsavo, in S Kenya) appears inseparable from birds in rest of species' range. Monotypic.

Distribution: S & E Ethiopia, Somalia, E Kenya and NE Tanzania.