Starlings (Sturnidae)

Sharp-tailed Starling (Lamprotornis acuticaudus) - HBW 14, p. 751

French: Choucador à queue fine German: Keilschwanz-Glanzstar Spanish: Estornino Colifino
Other common names: Sharp-tailed Glossy Starling

Taxonomy: Lamprocolius acuticaudus Bocage, 1869, Huíla, Angola.
May form a superspecies with L. chloropterus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • acuticaudus ( Bocage, 1869) - C Angola (S to SC Huíla), S DRCongo, W & N Zambia and SW Tanzania.
  • ecki Clancey, 1980 - S Angola, NE Namibia and extreme NW Botswana.

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