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Violet-backed Starling

Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783)

The Violet-backed Starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster), also known as the Plum-coloured Starling or Amethyst Starling, is a relatively small species of starling in the Sturnidae family. This strongly sexually dimorphic species is found widely in woodland of mainland sub-Saharan Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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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

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B1A3AF6C

Taxonomic 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.
English:
Violet-backed Starling
Czech:
leskoptev bělobřichá
German:
Amethystglanzstar
Danish:
Ametyststær
Spanish:
Estornino Amatista
Finnish:
purppurakottarainen
French:
Étourneau améthyste
Icelandic:
Fjólustari
Italian:
Storno ametista
Japanese:
shiroharamukudori
Japanese:
シロハラムクドリ
Dutch:
Amethistspreeuw
Norwegian:
Ametyststær
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Ametyststare
Polish:
blyszczak ametystowy
Portuguese:
Estorninho de dorso violeta
Russian:
Аметистовый короткохвостый скворец
Slovak:
liskavec bielobruchý
Swedish:
ametiststare
Ukrainian:
Шпак-куцохвіст аметистовий
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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]
Clements, version 2018:
Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
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]
eBird version 2018:
Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Violet-backed 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 (03/07/2017):
Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Violet-backed Starling ( Cinnyricinclus leucogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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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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 (IOC): Violet-backed Starling
English (Kenya): Violet-backed Starling
Spanish: Estornino Amatista, Estornino Blanquiviolado, Estornino Violeta
Spanish (Spain): Estornino amatista
Spanish (HBW): Violet-backed Starling
Finnish: Orvokkikottarainen, purppurakottarainen
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
Scientific: Cinnyricinclus leucogaster, Cinnyricinclus leucogaster leucogaster, Turdus leucogaster
Lithuanian: Baltapilvis varnėnas, Trumpauodegis varnėnas
Latvian: ametista strazds
Dutch: Amethistspreeuw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Ametyststare
Norwegian: Ametyststær, Fiolettryggstær
Polish: ametyszczak, 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
Ukrainian: Шпак-куцохвіст аметистовий
Chinese: 白腹紫椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 白腹紫椋鳥

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