Overview

Distribution

Range

Central Angola to Zambia and sw Tanzania.

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

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Miombo and other deciduous woodland

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Dispersal

Movements and dispersal

Resident

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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

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Justification
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as the commonest glossy starling in some areas (Feare and Craig 1998).

Population Trend
Stable
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Wikipedia

Sharp-tailed Starling

The sharp-tailed starling (Lamprotornis acuticaudus), also known as the sharp-tailed glossy-starling, is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia.

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