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  Purple-backed Starling (Sturnus sturninus)

Purple-backed Starling | Sturnus sturninus photo
Purple-backed Starling (Sturnus sturninus)

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BIRD FACTS

distribution map showing range of Sturnus sturninus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Sturnidae
Genus:Sturnus
Species:sturninus
Common Name:Purple-backed Starling

Relatives in same Genus
  Common Starling (S. vulgaris)