Animalia > Chordata > Aves > Passeriformes > Sturnidae > Lamprotornis > Lamprotornis purpuroptera

Lamprotornis purpuroptera (Ruppell's long-tailed starling)

Synonyms: Lamprotornis purpuropterus

Wikipedia Abstract

Rüppell's starling (Lamprotornis purpuroptera), also known as Rueppell's glossy-starling or Rueppell's Long-tailed Starling, is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.78175
EDGE Score: 1.91424


Adult Weight [1]  78 grams
Birth Weight [2]  6.2 grams
Female Weight [1]  72 grams
Male Weight [1]  84 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  16.7 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Vertibrates [3]  100 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [4]  3


Prey / Diet

Apodytes dimidiata (White Pear)[5]
Euclea divinorum[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Toronto Zoo


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish 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
4Jetz 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
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License