The Ruppell’s Long-Tailed Starling (Lamprotornis purpuropterus) is a common east African bird.
The Long-Tailed Starling has a long purple or bronze tail. Its body is dark blue-black and glossy, with iridescent purple feathers. It has white eyes.
It can grow to about 30 centimetres (12 inches) tall.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM