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Superb Starling

Superb Starling

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Scientific Name:

Lamprotornis superbus


Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania


Insects, berries, small fruits, nectar.


Habitat: Open woodland, arid country, cultivated areas, gardens

Incubation: 12-14 days / 4 eggs

Social structure: large flocks

Weight: 52-77gr

Dimensions: height 18cm

Lifespan: 15

Estimated population in the wild: abundant

Threats: There are no major threats for this species.

IUCN Status: Least concern

Did you know that:

Breeding pairs have helpers, often male’s offspring from previous broods. These helpers may provide nest material, and contribute in feeding the young.

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