Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Starlings :: Violet-backed Starling
Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Violet Starling, Amethyst Starling, Plum-colored Starling, Plum-coloured Starling
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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Range(1) Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and s. Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
(2) Angola to Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya s. in Mali, and Zimbabwe to c. Namibia, n. and e. Botswana, Mozambique, and South Africa (Transvaal, Swaziland, ne. Orange Free State, Natal, and e. Cape Province).
(3) Sw. Arabia (s. Saudi Arabia and Yemen), ne. Sudan, Somalia, n. Ethiopia and Eritrea.
(4) S. Ethiopia.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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