Meves's starling

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Meves's starling
Lamprotornis mevesii -Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo, South Africa-8.jpg
In Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo, South Africa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Lamprotornis
L. mevesii
Binomial name
Lamprotornis mevesii
(Wahlberg, 1856)

Meves's starling or Meves's glossy-starling (Lamprotornis mevesii) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Its common name and Latin binomial commemorate the German ornithologist Friederich Wilhelm Meves.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lamprotornis mevesii". 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. 233.

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