Copper-tailed Glossy-Starling

The Copper-tailed Glossy-Starling is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Copper-tailed Glossy-starling (Lamprotornis cupreocauda) is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Lamprotornis cupreocauda. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

* Copper-tailed Glossy-starling, Lamprotornis cupreocauda The limits of this genus require revision. For example, the Black-bellied Glossy-starling is sometimes placed in a separate genus Notopholia, and it (and possibly others) appears to be indeed well distinct. On the other hand, genera such as Coccycolius, Spreo and Compsarus are sometimes included in Lamprotolius.(Zuccon et al. 2006) References - * Feare, Chris & Craig, Adrian (1999): Starlings and Mynas. More

Copper-tailed Glossy-starling Lamprotornis cupreocauda 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Near Threatened Justification This species is listed as Near Threatened because ongoing deforestation for agriculture and timber is suspected to be driving a moderately rapid population decline. Any evidence of a greater decline rate may qualify the species for a higher threat category. More

Copper-tailed Glossy-starling Lamprotornis cupreocauda IUCN Red List Criteria Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) A2c; A3c; A4c IUCN Red List history Year Category 2008 Near Threatened 2004 Near Threatened 2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened 1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened 1988 More

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Copper-tailed Glossy-Starling Lamprotornis cupreocauda = Described by: Hartlaub (1857) Alternate common name(s): Copper-tailed Glossy-starling, Coppery-tailed Starling, Copper-tailed Glossy-starling, Coppery-tailed Glossy-starling Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Ghana. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Genus : Lamprotornis
Species : cupreocauda
Authority : (Hartlaub, 1857)