Leucistic Cape Glossy Starling, Lamprotornis nitens

  • Julio de Castro
  • Mabel de Castro


An almost totally leucistic Cape Glossy Starling was observed by the authors (Fig. 1-3), also in the Kalahari, more precisely at the Twee Rivieren Rest Camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. The bird, among other members of the flock, was present around No. 10 bungalow and it was quite tolerant to humans. The first sighting took place on 24 September 2016 and we saw it again on 25 September, the day we left. It appears to be resident there.


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DE CASTRO, Julio; DE CASTRO, Mabel. Leucistic Cape Glossy Starling, Lamprotornis nitens. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], p. 1 - 3, oct. 2016. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/367>. Date accessed: 24 aug. 2019.