Superb Starling

About the Superb Starling

Also known as: Superb Glossy Starling, Starling

The Superb Starling is a colorful and gregarious species of starling that lives in parts of East Africa.

Adult Superb Starlings dark iridescent body feathers ranging from black on the head to blue and green on the body. The breast feathers contrast sharply with their bright reddish-orange coloration. Males and females look alike.

Superb Starlings are widespread and abundant across their natural range and have a conservation status of Least Concern as of July 2013.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 14 July 2013
Scientific Name
Lamprotornis superbus
  • Passeriformes
  • Sturnidae
  • Lamprotornis
  • L. superbus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
7.1 to 7.5 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 粟头丽椋鸟
Czech (Cesky) leskoptev nádherná
Danish (Dansk) Trefarvet Glansstær
Dutch (Nederlands) Driekleurige Glansspreeuw
Finnish (Suomi) loistokottarainen
French (Français) Choucador superbe
German (Deutsch) Dreifarben-Glanzstar
Italian (Italiano) Storno splendido
Japanese (日本語) ツキノワテリムク [tsukinowaterimukudori]
Norwegian (Norsk) Praktstær
Polish (Polski) blyszczak rudobrzuchy
Russian (русский язык) Чудный Блестящий скворец
Spanish (Español) Estornino Soberbio
Swedish (Svenska) Trefärgad glansstare
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