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Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling

Lamprotornis 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




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sturnidae
Genus:
   Lamprotornis
Scientific:
  Lamprotornis 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:
  0AA15ACA2E568BF3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-0AA15ACA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0AA15ACA


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
  • Lamprotornis chloropterus elisabeth: SE Kenya and Tanzania to Zimbabwe
English:
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling
Catalan:
estornell de Swainson
Czech:
leskoptev malá
Danish:
Miomboglansstær
German:
Messingglanzstar
Spanish:
Estornino de Swainson
Spanish (Spain):
Estornino de Swainson
Finnish:
purppuraperäkottarainen
French:
Choucador de Swainson
Hungarian:
zöldszárnyú fényseregély
Italian:
Storno splendente guanceblu minore
Japanese (romaji):
koseikimukudori
Japanese:
コセイキムクドリ
Lithuanian:
Sveinsono blizgusis varnėnas
Dutch:
Blauwoor-glansspreeuw
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Småglansstare
Norwegian:
Småglansstær
Polish:
błyszczak niebieskouchy
Portuguese:
Estorninho-pequeno-de-orelha-azul
Russian:
Блестящий спрео
Slovak:
liskavec modrosluchý
Serbian:
Mali plavouhi čvorak
Swedish:
mindre glansstare/miomboglansstare
Ukrainian:
Мерл синьощокий
Chinese:
小蓝耳辉椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
小藍耳輝椋鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis [chloropterus or elisabeth])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis [chloropterus or elisabeth])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis [chloropterus or elisabeth])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis [chloropterus or elisabeth])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis [chloropterus or elisabeth])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis [chloropterus or elisabeth])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis [chloropterus or elisabeth])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis [chloropterus or elisabeth])
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Choucador de Swainson ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Lamprotornis chloropterus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Lamprotornis chloropterus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Lamprotornis chloropterus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Lesser Blue-eared Starling ( Lamprotornis chloropterus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Klein-blouoorglansspreeu
Catalan: estornell de Swainson
Czech: Leskoptev malá
Danish: Miomboglansstær
German: Elisabethglanzstar, Messingglanzstar, Messing-Glanzstar
English: Green-tailed Glossy-Starling, Lesser Blue eared Glossy Starling, Lesser Blue-eared Glossy Starling, Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling, Lesser Blue-eared Starling, Lesser or Southern Blue-eared Glossy-Starling, Northern Blue-eared Glossy Starling, Southern Lesser Blue-eared Starling, Swainson's Glossy Starling, Swainson's Glossy-Starling
English, HBW: Lesser Blue-eared Starling
English (IOC): Lesser/Miombo Blue-eared Starling
English (Kenya): Lesser Blue-eared Starling
English (United States): Lesser Blue-eared Starling
Esperanto: Verdflugila brilsturno
Spanish: Estornino Brillante de Orejas Azules Chico, Estornino de Swainson
Spanish (Spain): Estornino de Swainson
Spanish (HBW): Lesser Blue-eared Starling
Finnish: Purppuraperäkottarainen
French: Choucador de Swainson, Choucador de Swainson ou C. élisabeth, Étourneau à oreillons bleus, Étourneau métallique de Swainson, Merle métallique de Swainson
Hungarian: zöldszárnyú fényseregély
Italian: Storno splendente guanceblu minore, Storno splendido blu minore
Japanese (romaji): himeseikimukudori, koseikimukudori
Japanese: コセイキムクドリ, ヒメセイキムクドリ
Scientific: Lamprocolius cyanogenys, Lamprotornis [chloropterus or elisabeth], Lamprotornis chloropterus, Lamprotornis chloropterus chloropterus, Lamprotornis chloropterus cyanogenys
Lithuanian: Sveinsono blizgusis varnėnas
Dutch: Blauwoorglansspreeuw, Blauwoor-glansspreeuw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Småglansstare
Norwegian: Småglansstær
Polish: blyszczak niebieskouchy, błyszczak niebieskouchy
Portuguese: Estorninho-pequeno-de-orelha-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): estorninho-pequeno-d'orelha-azul
Russian: Блестящий спрео, Свенсонов блестящий скворец
Slovak: liskavec modrosluchý
Serbian: Mali plavouhi čvorak
Swedish: Mindre glansstare, mindre glansstare/miomboglansstare
Swahili: Kuzi Bawa-kijani
Turkish: Küçük mavikulak sığırcık
Ukrainian: Мерл синьощокий
Chinese: 小蓝耳辉椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 小藍耳輝椋鳥

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