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African Starlings Change Color 10 Times Faster Than Their Ancestors
2013-06-11 10:45:12

University of Akron It's not going to happen while you're peering through your binoculars, but African glossy starlings change color more than 10 times faster than their ancestors and even their modern relatives, according to researchers at The University of Akron and Columbia University. And these relatively rapid changes have led to new species of birds with color combinations previously unseen, according to the study funded in part by the National Science Foundation and published today...


Latest Lamprotornis Reference Libraries

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2006-03-06 13:49:52

The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is a member of the starling family of birds. It is commonly found in North East Africa - including Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

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2006-03-06 11:14:08

PHOTO CAPTION: Metallic Starling Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. Starlings occur naturally in the Old World (Europe, Asia and Africa). Some forms can be found as far East as Australia. However, several European and Asian species have been introduced to North America and Australia. These birds typically have strong feet and their flight is strong and direct. They are gregarious and prefer fairly open country. Their diet consists of insects and...

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