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Violet-backed Starling
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sturnidae
Genus:
  Cinnyricinclus

Scientific:
  Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

Citation:
  (Boddaert, 1783)

Reference:
  TablePlanchesEnlum. p.39

Protonym:
  Turdus leucogaster

Avibase ID:
  B1A3AF6C3BF7EDFF

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 559294

Geographic range:

  • Cinnyricinclus leucogaster leucogaster: Senegal to Ethiopia, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, nw Kenya, Tanzania
  • Cinnyricinclus leucogaster verreauxi: Lower Congo to s Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Namibia and S Africa
  • Cinnyricinclus leucogaster arabicus: N Ethiopia, Eritrea, e Sudan, nw Somalia and Arabian Pen.
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Violet-backed Starling
Czech:
  leskoptev bělobřichá
German:
  Amethystglanzstar
Danish:
  Ametyststær
Spanish:
  Estornino Amatista
Finnish:
  orvokkikottarainen
French:
  Étourneau améthyste
Icelandic:
  Fjólustari
Italian:
  Storno ametista
Japanese:
  shiroharamukudori
Japanese:
  シロハラムクドリ
Dutch:
  Amethistspreeuw
Norwegian:
  Ametyststær
Polish:
  blyszczak ametystowy
Portuguese:
  Estorninho de dorso violeta
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Violet-backed Starling
Russian:
  Аметистовый короткохвостый скворец
Slovak:
  liskavec bielobruchý
Swedish:
  ametiststare
Chinese:
  白腹紫椋鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Spréo améthyste ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Spréo améthyste ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Violet Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Violet Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Amethyst Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Violet Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cinnyricinclus leucogaster [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Witborsspreeu
Catalan: estornell ametista
Czech: Leskoptev belobrichá, leskoptev bělobřichá
Danish: Ametyststær
German: Amethystglanzstar, Violettrückenstar
English: Amethyst Starling, Plumcolored Starling, Plum-colored Starling, Plumcoloured Starling, Plum-coloured Starling, Violet Starling, Violet-backed Starling
English (Kenya): Violet-backed Starling
Spanish: Estornino Amatista, Estornino Blanquiviolado, Estornino Violeta
Finnish: Orvokkikottarainen
French: Étourneau améthyste, Étourneau métallique améthyste, Merle améthyste, Spréo améthyste
Hungarian: ametiszt fényseregély
Icelandic: Fjólustari
Italian: Storno ametista
Japanese: fujiiroshiroharaterimuku, shiroharamukudori
Japanese: シロハラムクドリ, フジイロシロハラテリムク
Latin: Cinnyricinclus leucogaster
Lithuanian: Baltapilvis varnėnas, Trumpauodegis varnėnas
Latvian: ametista strazds
Dutch: Amethistspreeuw
Norwegian: Ametyststær, Fiolettryggstær
Polish: blyszczak ametystowy, błyszczak ametystowy
Portuguese: Estorinho-de-dorso-violeta, Estorninho de dorso violeta, Estorninho-de-dorso-violeta
Russian: Аметистовый короткохвостый скворец
Slovak: Ékorec bielobruchý, liskavec bielobruchý
Serbian: Ametistni čvorak
Siswant: Incuphabulongo
Swedish: Ametiststare
Swahili: Kwenzi Mgongo-mzambarau
Turkish: ak karınlı sığırcık, Ak-karınlı Sığırcık
Tsonga: Xinwavulombe
Chinese: 白腹紫椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 白腹紫椋鳥

 

         

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