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Observed: 4th March 2006 By: miked
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Description:

Bird in aviary at Pensthorpe in 2006

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Anthony's picture

Superb Starling

I've seen the scientific name for the Superb Starling given as Lamprotornis superbus, and I'd be grateful if someone could please let me know which is its accepted binomial name.
With thanks
Anthony

Ray Turner's picture

Superb

This is a lovely bird very aptly named. I have checked Zimmerman, Turner & Pearson. Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, Helm, 1996 which gives the name as Lamprotornis superbus; this book is getting on a bit so I double checked Gill & Wright, Birds of the World Recommended English Names, Helm, 2006 which is in agreement.

Also this is the scientific name I'm aware of and have used to identify an observation previously. Hope this is of help Anthony.

Ray

Ray

Anthony's picture

Superb Starling

Many thanks, Ray, that's most interesting and helpful.
Regards
Anthony