Starlings (Sturnidae)

Long-tailed Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis caudatus) - HBW 14, p. 745

French: Choucador à longue queue German: Langschwanz-Glanzstar Spanish: Estornino Colilargo
Other common names: Supple-tailed Glossy Starling

Taxonomy: Turdus caudatus Statius Müller, 1776, Senegal.
Forms a superspecies with L. purpuroptera and L. mevesii. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau and N Guinea E in narrow band (semi-arid belt) to S Chad, N Central African Republic and W & EC Sudan.