Superb Starling

Lamprotornis superbus

Superb Starling, Lamprotornis superbus, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed at Lake Bogoria National Park, Kenya. 8 October 2010.

Very conspicuous birds of open disturbed habitats. Pale eye, narrow white band across chest separates coppery below from blue-black above. Back and wings iridescent blue.

Sturnidae -- Starling Family

Books Available for Sale on ABE Books:

  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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