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Serengeti National Park


Make Nikon D300
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G   at 405 mm
Exposure 1/250 s, f/5.6, ISO 720 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Sturnidae

Deutsch  Schweifglanzstar Dutch  Blauwe Langstaartglansspreeuw
Italian  Storno splendente di Rüppell Spanish  Estornino de Rüppell


A large (35 cm, 14"), purple-blue starling with long graduated tail, black face and a conspicuous creamy white eye, observed here in Tanzania.


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Rüppell's Starling
Lamprotornis purpuroptera
Choucador de Rüppell

Jean-Michel PAULUS