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 top photo is courtesy of Eric Simon. The left 2nd row photo is courtesy of Paul Oliver and the left lower photo is courtesy of Tom Nicholls; click it to see 15 enlargements.
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Tom Nicholls, Karine Van der Vurst, Doug McLennan
Alex D'Ambrosio, Paul Oliver, Eric Simon

Last Update this page: 1-04-23