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Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling

Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus Swainson, WJ 1838

The lesser blue-eared starling or lesser blue-eared glossy-starling is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sturnidae
Genus:
   Lamprotornis
Scientific:
  Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus


Original description

Citation:
  Swainson, WJ 1838

Reference:
   Anim. Menageries [Lardner Cabinet Cyclop. 98]

Protonym:
  Lamprotornis chloropterus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28995070


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  0319D3939A8F9CFF

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0319D393

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0319D393


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560676

Geographic range:

  • Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus: Senegambia east to southern Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, estern Ethiopia, northern Uganda, and western Kenya
English:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling
French:
Choucador de Swainson (chloropterus)


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Choucador de Swainson ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements, version 2023:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2023:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser) ( Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 14.1:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lamprotornis chloropterus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lamprotornis chloropterus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: nominal subspecies

This taxon is a subspecies of Lamprotornis chloropterus

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Afrikaans: Klein-blouoorglansspreeu, Klein-blouoorglansspreeu (Klein)
Catalan: estornell de Swainson
Czech: leskoptev malá, leskoptev malá (ssp. chloropterus)
Welsh: Drudwen loyw glustlas fach
Danish: Miomboglansstær, Nordlig Miomboglansstær
German: Messingglanzstar, Messingglanzstar (chloropterus)
English: Gold Coast Lesser Blue-eared Glossy Starling, Lesser Blue-eared Glossy Starling, Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling, Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling (Lesser), Lesser Blue-eared Starling, Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser), Northern Blue-eared Glossy Starling
English, HBW: Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser)
English (IOC): Lesser Blue-eared Starling
English (Kenya): Lesser Blue-eared Starling
English (United States): Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser)
Esperanto: Verdaflugila brilsturno, Verdaflugila lamprotorno, Verdflugila brilsturno
Spanish: Estornino Brillante de Orejas Azules Chico, Estornino de Swainson, Estornino de Swainson (chloropterus)
Spanish (Spain): Estornino de Swainson, Estornino de Swainson (chloropterus)
Spanish (HBW): Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lesser)
Estonian: Tsüaan-kuldnokk
Finnish: purppuraperäkottarainen
French: Choucador de Swainson, Choucador de Swainson (chloropterus), Choucador de Swainson (nominal), Étourneau à oreillons bleus, Étourneau métallique à oreillons bleus, Merle métallique à oreillons bleu, Merle métallique de Swainson
Galician: Estorniño de Swainson
Croatian: plavouhi čvorak
Hungarian: zöldszárnyú fényseregély
Italian: Storno orecchie blu minore, Storno splendente guanceblu minore, Storno splendido blu minore
Japanese (romaji): himeseikimukudori, koseikimukudori (chloropterus)
Japanese: コセイキムクドリ, コセイキムクドリ (chloropterus), コセイキムクドリ(chloropterus)
Scientific: Lamprotornis chloropterus, Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus
Lithuanian: Sveinsono blizgusis varnėnas
Dutch: Blauwoorglansspreeuw, Blauwoor-glansspreeuw (chloropterus), Noordelijke Blauwoorglansspreeuw
Norwegian: Småglansstær, småglansstær (chloropterus)
Polish: blyszczak niebieskouchy, błyszczak niebieskouchy, błyszczak niebieskouchy (chloropterus)
Portuguese: Estorninho-pequeno-de-orelha-azul, melro-metálico-menor
Portuguese (Portugal): estorninho-pequeno-d'orelha-azul, estorninho-pequeno-d'orelha-azul (chloropterus)
Russian: Блестящий спрео (chloropterus), Глянцевокрылый скворец, Свенсонов блестящий скворец
Slovak: liskavec modrosluchý, liskavec modrosluchý (skup.)
Serbian: Mali plavouhi čvorak, Mali plavouhi čvorak (chloropterus)
Swedish: Mindre glansstare
Swahili: Kuzi Bawa-kijani
Turkish: Küçük Mavikulak Sığırcık, Küçük mavikulak sığırcık (chloropterus)
Ukrainian: Мерл синьощокий
Chinese: 小蓝耳辉椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 小藍耳輝椋鳥

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