Lamprotornis acuticaudus

Lamprotornis acuticaudus (Barboza du Bocage, 1870)

Common Names

Sharp-tailed Glossy-starling (English), Choucador à queue fine (French)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution


Southern Central Africa: SE DR Congo, N half Zambia, C and E Angola and just reaches N Namibia, NW Botswana.


Miombo and other deciduous woodland

Movements and dispersal



Lack, P. (2010).  The African Bird Club checklist of African birds: Passerines.
Louette, M., Meirte D., Louage A., & Reygel A. (2010).  Type specimens of birds in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren. Zoological Documentation Online Series (R. Mus. Centr. Afr.). 332.