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Hylopsar purpureiceps (Purple-headed Starling)

Synonyms: Lamprotornis purpureiceps

Wikipedia Abstract

The purple-headed starling (Hylopsar purpureiceps), also known as the purple-headed glossy-starling, is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae.
View Wikipedia Record: Hylopsar purpureiceps

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
10
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
29
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.56907
EDGE Score: 2.25854

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  65 grams
Birth Weight [1]  4 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  70 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  3

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Congolian lowland forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cross-Niger transition forests Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Congolian swamp forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Niger Delta swamp forests Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Nigerian lowland forests Nigeria, Benin Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northwestern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Congolian swamp forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Afi River Forest Reserve Nigeria A1, A2, A3
Akassa forests Nigeria A1, A3, A4i
Bakossi mountains Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Bangui Central African Republic A3
Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Biseni forests Nigeria A3
Boumba: Bek Cameroon A3
Budongo Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Bugoma Central Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Campo Ma'an complex Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Conkouati National Park Congo A1, A3, A4ii
Cross River National Park: Oban Division Nigeria A1, A2, A3
Dimonika Biosphere Reserve Congo A1, A3
Dja Faunal Reserve Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Dzanga-Ndoki National Park Central African Republic A1, A2, A3
Forests west of Lake Edward Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Gamba Protected Areas Complex Gabon A1, A2, A3, A4i
Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve Gabon A1, A2, A3
Itombwe Mountains Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Kahuzi-Biega National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Kasyoha: Kitomi Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Kibale National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Korup National Park Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Lake Te'le' Community Reserve Congo  
Lama Forest Benin A3
Léconi grasslands Gabon A1, A3
Lobéké National Park Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Lomako: Yekokora Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3
Lopé Faunal Reserve Gabon A1, A2, A3
Lower Kouilou basin Congo A1, A2, A3
Luki Forest Reserve Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A3
Mabira Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Maiko National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3
Maiombe Angola A1, A2, A3
Mbam Djerem National Park Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mbam Minkom: Kala Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Minkébé Forest Reserve Gabon A1, A2, A3
Mont Manengouba Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mont Nlonako Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Monte Alen National Park Equatorial Guinea A1, A2, A3
Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mount Elgon National Park Uganda A2, A3
Mount Hoyo Reserve Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Mount Kupe Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Ngiri Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3, A4i, A4ii
Ngotto Central African Republic A3
Nki Cameroon A1, A2, A3
Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex Congo A3
Odzala National Park complex Congo A3
Ogooué delta and Mandji island Gabon A1, A2, A3, A4i  
Okapi Faunal Reserve Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Okomu National Park Nigeria A1, A3
Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George Uganda A1, A3, A4i
Salonga National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A3
Sango Bay area Uganda A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Semliki National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Virunga National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Yabassi Cameroon A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No

Prey / Diet

Ficus pseudomangifera[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Baeopogon indicator (Honeyguide Greenbul)1
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)1
Calyptocichla serinus (Golden Greenbul)1
Criniger calurus (Red-tailed Greenbul)1
Criniger olivaceus (Yellow-bearded Greenbul)1
Eurillas gracilis (Little Grey Greenbul)1
Eurillas virens (Hall's Greenbul)1
Hyliota violacea (Violet-backed Hyliota)1
Ixonotus guttatus (Spotted Greenbul)1
Lamprotornis splendidus (Splendid Starling)1
Malimbus cassini (Cassin's Malimbe)1
Nigrita bicolor (Chestnut-breasted Nigrita)1
Nigrita canicapillus (Grey-headed negro finch)1
Nigrita fusconotus (White-breasted negro finch)1
Nigrita luteifrons (Pale-fronted Nigrita)1
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)1
Pogoniulus atroflavus (Red-rumped Tinkerbird)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)1
Pogoniulus scolopaceus (Speckled Tinkerbird)1
Pogoniulus subsulphureus (Yellow-throated Tinkerbird)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)1
Stelgidillas gracilirostris (Slender-billed Greenbul)1
Tauraco persa (Guinea Turaco)1
Thescelocichla leucopleura (Swamp Palm Bulbul)1
Tockus fasciatus (African Pied Hornbill)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)1
Tricholaema hirsuta (Hairy-breasted Barbet)1
Turtur afer (Blue-spotted Wood Dove)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Parque De La Naturaleza Selwo (GRPR)

Range Map

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
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