Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52431

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Sturnidae
Genus:Lamprotornis
Genus species:Lamprotornis nitens

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:25 cm
Identification:The head of the red-shouldered glossy starling is a glossy steel blue. It has a glossy violet-blue tail, and other areas are glossy green-blue. The starling has orange eyes.
Habitat:Acacia thornveld
Diet:Carnivore: insects
Glossy starlings can be found singly, in pairs, or in small parties.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1981-08 Subjects:perching birds
Red-shouldered glossy starling
Cape starling
Starlings
Sturnidae
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52431