Purple-headed starling

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Purple-headed starling
Blakston Swayzland Wiener Lamprotornis purpureiceps.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Hylopsar
Species: H. purpureiceps
Binomial name
Hylopsar purpureiceps
(Verreaux & Verreaux, 1851)
  • Lamprotornis purpureiceps

The purple-headed starling (Hylopsar purpureiceps), also known as the purple-headed glossy-starling, is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Nigeria, and Uganda.