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Superb Starling

Lamprotornis superbus Rüppell, 1845

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Frank Lambert 2017-11-03 Ndutu Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro, Arusha Region, Arusha (Tanzania) (1600 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429956
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Martin St-Michel 2011-11-11 Tarangire National Park, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) Call (A) - Habitat: dry wooded grassland. 99509
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Andrew Spencer 2015-01-04 Afar Plains, Afar (Ethiopia) (950 m) call, song -

natural vocalizations; song and some calls from a trio of birds perched near the top of a tall tree along a dry streambed lined with tall gallery forest, surrounded by more open thornscrub and plains.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

210333
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Rory Nefdt 2014-12-09 Rift Valley Resort, Lake Naivasha, Nakuru (Kenya) (2100 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

205898
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Peter Boesman 2015-12-08 Simbo resort, Lake Langano, Oromia (Ethiopia) song - [sono] 300384
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Andrew Spencer 2015-01-04 Simbo Resort, Lake Langano, Oromia (Ethiopia) (1600 m) call, song -

natural vocalizations; song and calls from a flock of fifteen or so birds perched in a low bush in fairly open dry forest.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

210334
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Andrew Spencer 2015-01-04 Liben Plain, Oromia (Ethiopia) (1600 m) call -

natural vocalizations; calls eight or ten birds that were part of the same flock as in XC210331.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

210332
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Rory Nefdt 2015-05-03 Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Laikipia (Kenya) (1800 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

240895
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Martin St-Michel 2011-11-01 Ruaha National Park, Iringa (pre-2012) (Tanzania) (1000 m) call -

Small group vocalizing softly. Habitat: dry savannah near the river.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

150415
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Frank Lambert 2017-10-30 Tarangire National Park, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429651
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Stein Ø. Nilsen 2018-12-31 Ruaha National Park, Iringa, Iringa (pre-2012) (Tanzania) (1000 m) song -

Zoom H5 Telinga MK2

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

461219
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Peter Boesman 2015-12-08 Simbo resort, Lake Langano, Oromia (Ethiopia) song - [sono] 300383
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Samuel Jones 2013-04-22 Soda Plain , Oromia (Ethiopia) (1500 m) juvenile -

Some wind interference, chick begging in nest.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

140529
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Bernard BOUSQUET 2018-06-10 Ngorongoro, Arusha Region, Arusha (Tanzania) (1800 m) male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

424961
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Rory Nefdt 2015-06-21 Maanzoni, Machakos, Machakos (Kenya) (1700 m) female, male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

253486
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Rory Nefdt 2015-06-26 Lake Elementaita, Nakuru (Kenya) (1800 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

398734
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Frank Lambert 2017-11-03 Ndutu Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro, Arusha Region, Arusha (Tanzania) (1600 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429955
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Andrew Spencer 2015-01-04 Liben Plain, Oromia (Ethiopia) (1600 m) call -

natural vocalizations; calls from two birds (part of a mixed flock of starlings and sparrows) at the edge of a fenced in area of taller grass by some grass huts, all in the middle of open, overgrazed plains.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

210331
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Oscar Campbell 2019-04-02 Simbo Beach Resort, Lake Langano, Oromia, Oromia (Ethiopia) (1600 m) call -

One of several birds in area, calling strongly. Also Northern Red-billed Hornbill.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

473972
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Frank Lambert 2017-11-12 Ndutu Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro, Arusha Region, Arusha (Tanzania) (1600 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

449419
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Rory Nefdt 2015-05-02 Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Laikipia (Kenya) (1800 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

240787
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Mike Nelson 08-97 Samburu Lodge, Samburu National Park, Kenya, Isiolo (Kenya) (300 m) Call (B) -   56563
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Rory Nefdt 2015-10-16 Enashipai, Karagita, Nakuru County, Nakuru (Kenya) (1900 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

397813
xeno-canto.org
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus Frank Lambert 2017-10-29 Tarangire National Park, Manyara (Tanzania) (1200 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

429652
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

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