Sharpe's starling

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Sharpe's starling
PholidaugesSharpiiKeulemans.jpg
Illustration by John Gerrard Keulemans
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Poeoptera
Species:
P. sharpii
Binomial name
Poeoptera sharpii
(Jackson, 1898)
Synonyms

Pholia sharpii
Cinnyricinclus sharpii

Sharpe's starling (Poeoptera sharpii) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The common name and Latin binomial name commemorate the British zoologist Richard Bowdler Sharpe.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cinnyricinclus sharpii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 309.