03 May, 2011

Purple Starling

Scientific Name: Lamprotornis purpureus

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Year-round in dry savannah and shrubland of central Africa.

Field Notes: Typical starling habitus with dark glossy body and light blue-green wings. Short tail, black bill, yellow eye.

Personal Notes: Seen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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