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Narrow-tailed Starling

Poeoptera lugubris Bonaparte, 1854

The Narrow-tailed Starling (Poeoptera lugubris) is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in West and Central Africa from Sierra Leone to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The male is dark blue and the female is dark gray with chestnut-colored patches on the wings, visible in flight. Both sexes have long, narrow tails. Not a very noisy bird, this starling’s vocalizations include shrill chirps, cries, and whistles. Its habitat is the canopy of lowland forest, making use of secondary forest and forest clearings. It eats mostly fruit, and sometimes insects or seeds. These starlings form flocks of 10-30 or more birds, and sometimes will mix with other fruit-eating birds. This bird is a colony-nester, making its nest high up in dead trees in holes originally excavated by colonial cavity-nesting barbets, sometimes with both birds nesting in close proximity. Eggs are pale blue-gray with brown spots. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Sturnidae
Genus:
  Poeoptera

Scientific:
  Poeoptera lugubris

Citation:
  Bonaparte, 1854

Reference:
  Compt.Rend. 38 p.381

Protonym:
  Poeoptera lugubris

Avibase ID:
  E2FB8C490A5AD824

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E2FB8C49

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562365

Geographic range:

  • Poeoptera lugubris: Sierra Leone to n Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo and w Uganda; Bioko I.
English:
Narrow-tailed Starling
Czech:
špaček ostroocasý
German:
Spitzschwanzstar
Danish:
Spidshalet Bjergstær
Spanish:
Estornino Rabilargo
Finnish:
isolatvuskottarainen
French:
Choucador à queue étroite
Italian:
Storno codastretta
Japanese:
hosooterimuku
Japanese:
ホソオテリムク
Dutch:
Spitsstaartspreeuw
Norwegian:
Spisshalestær
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Spisshalestare
Polish:
czarnocik ostrosterny
Portuguese:
Estorninho-de-cauda-fina
Russian:
Лесной острохвостый скворец
Slovak:
liskavec lesklý
Swedish:
smalstjärtad stare
Ukrainian:
Шпак-гострохвіст лісовий
Chinese:
狭尾椋鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Rufipenne à queue étroite ( Poeoptera lugubris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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James Lee Peters:
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James Lee Peters (original):
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James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: estornell de cua estreta
Czech: Špacek ostroocasý, špaček ostroocasý
Danish: Spidshalet Bjergstær, Spidshalet Stær
German: Spitzschwanzstar, Spitzschwanz-Star
English: Ituri Narrow-tailed Starling, Narrow tailed Starling, Narrow-tail, Narrow-tailed Starling, West African Narrow-tailed Starling
English (IOC): Narrow-tailed Starling
Spanish: Estornino de Cola Aguda, Estornino Rabilargo
Spanish (Spain): Estornino Rabilargo
Spanish (HBW): Narrow-tailed Starling
Finnish: Isolatvuskottarainen
French: Choucador à queue étroite, Étourneau à queue étroite, Rufipenne à queue étroite
Hungarian: hegyesfarkú seregély
Italian: Storno codagraduata, Storno codastretta
Japanese: hosoomujiterimuku, hosooterimuku
Japanese: ホソオテリムク, ホソオムジテリムク
Scientific: Poeoptera lugubris, Poeoptera lugubris lugubris, Poeoptera lugubris major, Poeoptera lugubris webbi
Lithuanian: Miškinis smailiauodegis varnėnas
Dutch: Spitsstaartspreeuw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Spisshalestare
Norwegian: Spisshalestær
Polish: błyszczak smukły, czarnocik ostrosterny
Portuguese: Estorninho-de-cauda-fina
Russian: Лесной острохвостый скворец
Slovak: liskavec lesklý
Swedish: Smalstjärtad stare
Ukrainian: Шпак-гострохвіст лісовий
Chinese: 狭尾椋鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 狹尾椋鳥

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