Rüppell's (Long-tailed) Starling
Lamprotornis purpuroptera
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Rüppell's starling, also called Rüppell's long-tailed or glossy starling, is seen in northern and western Tanzania. Note the white eye and long graduated tail. The immature (slideshow #1 & 4) is browner and has dark eyes. All of these photos were taken in the Serengeti. The bird in the above photo is courtesy of Tom Nicholls; click it to see 15 enlargements.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
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Tom Nicholls, Karine Van der Vurst, Doug McLennan, Alex D'Ambrosio

Last Update this page: 12-10-15