Rüppell's Long-tailed Starling

Distribution of ruppell's starling
Names, conservation status and distribution
Rueppell's long-tailed starling, Lamprotornis purpuroptera, choucador de ruppell, estornino de ruppell, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Lake Naivasha
Rueppell's long-tailed starling, Lamprotornis purpuroptera, choucador de ruppell, estornino de ruppell, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Lake Naivasha

Rueppell's long-tailed starling, Lamprotornis purpuroptera, choucador de ruppell, estornino de ruppell, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Lake Naivasha
Rueppell's long-tailed starling, Lamprotornis purpuroptera, choucador de ruppell, estornino de ruppell, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Lake Naivasha
Rueppell's long-tailed starling, Lamprotornis purpuroptera, choucador de ruppell, estornino de ruppell, Nicolas Urlacher, birds of africa, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Lake Naivasha

The members of the bird genus Lamprotornis are large, glossy starlings which occur naturally in Africa south of the Sahara.They inhabit a variety of habitats - from forests to open woodland and gardens. All, except the Shelley's Starlings - are resident (non-migratory), except for some seasonal or local movement. Most species are sociable, typically seen with other birds outside the breeding season.These starlings typically nest in tree cavities, sometimes natural holes or abandoned woodpecker or barbet nests. Some may take advantage of man-made structures. Lamprotornis glossy-starlings are opportunistic feeders that will feed on fruits and other plant matter, or take insects from large mammals or pick up those stirred up by them. They usually feed on the ground or may take fruits from trees.

Source : beautyofbirds.com