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Lamprotornis (Glossy starling)

Wikipedia Abstract

Lamprotornis is a large genus of glossy-starlings all of which occur in Africa south of the Sahara. They have glossy blue or green upper parts, which is due to hollow melanin granules arranged in a single layer near the feather barbule's surface. This unique arrangement led to some glossy starlings formerly placed in the genus Spreo being transferred to Lamprotornis, since they shared this feature (but see also below). Lamprotornis glossy-starlings are omnivorous and mostly feed on the ground, although they will take fruit from trees. Some will feed on or near large mammals to find insects.
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Species

Lamprotornis acuticaudus (Sharp-tailed Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis albicapillus (White-crowned Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis australis (Burchell's Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis bicolor (Pied Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis caudatus (Long-tailed Glossy Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis chalcurus (Bronze-tailed Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis chalybaeus (Greater Blue-eared Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis chloropterus (Lesser Blue-eared Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis elisabeth (Miombo Blue-eared Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis fischeri (Fischer's Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis hildebrandti (Hildebrandt's Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis iris (Iris Glossy-starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis mevesii (Meves's Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis nitens (Cape Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis ornatus (Principe Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis pulcher (Chestnut-bellied Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis purpureus (Purple Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis purpuroptera (Ruppell's long-tailed starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis regius (Golden-breasted starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis shelleyi (Shelley's Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis splendidus (Splendid Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis superbus (Superb Starling) (Attributes)
Lamprotornis unicolor (Ashy starling) (Attributes)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bird Park Marlow
Chessington World of Adventures, Ltd.
Kristiansand Dyrepark ASA
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo

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