Starlings (Sturnidae)

Purple Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis purpureus) - HBW 14, p. 751

French: Choucador pourpré German: Purpurglanzstar Spanish: Estornino Purpúreo

Taxonomy: Turdus purpureus Statius Müller, 1776, Juida = Benin.
Populations from Cameroon E to W Kenya often separated as race amethystinus (described from S Sudan), supposedly somewhat bluer above and slightly longer-tailed than those in W of range; further study required. Treated as monotypic.

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

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