Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Starlings :: Cape Glossy-Starling

Cape Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis nitens

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Red-shouldered Glossy-starling, Cape Glossy-starling
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Ndumo Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Sep, 2004 © Déwald Swanepoel  Etosha National Park, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer 
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(1) Gabon to w. Angola.
(2) Namibia, Zambia, c. Zimbabwe s. to Botswana and ex. s. Mozambique.
(3) South Africa (s. Natal and Cape Province).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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