Violet-backed Starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster - Spréo améthyste

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Sturnidés

  • Genus
    :

    Cinnyricinclus

  • Species
    :

    leucogaster

Descriptor

Boddaert, 1783

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 39 à 56 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Violet-backed Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) is a species of bird in the Sturnidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Cinnyricinclus leucogaster leucogaster (Senegal and Gambia to Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania)
  • Cinnyricinclus leucogaster arabicus (e Sudan to nw Somalia and the Arabian Pen.)
  • Cinnyricinclus leucogaster verreauxi (s DRCongo to w Tanzania south to Botswana, ne South Africa and Mozambique)

Foreign names

  • Spréo améthyste,
  • Estornino amatista,
  • Estorinho-de-dorso-violeta,
  • Amethystglanzstar,
  • ametiszt fényseregély,
  • Amethistspreeuw,
  • Storno ametista,
  • Ametiststare,
  • Ametyststær,
  • liskavec bielobruchý,
  • leskoptev bělobřichá,
  • Ametyststær,
  • orvokkikottarainen,
  • Witborsspreeu,
  • estornell ametista,
  • Fjólustari,
  • ametyszczak,
  • ametista strazds,
  • Аметистовый короткохвостый скворец,
  • フジイロシロハラテリムク,
  • 白腹紫椋鸟,
  • 白腹紫椋鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Wetlands (inland) : Freshwater Springs and Oases ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens

Geographic range

Illustration

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