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Browsing through a species group

Depending on your selection, you can have a family or genus displayed.

You have a number of filter options: a. all, ticked or non-ticked (Default all); b. Geographical areas (default All) and c. checklist to be used (default as per your personal settings - Clements 6.7 for birds and GT 2.0 for non-birds). If you have modified the options, you need to click on "Set Filter" to activate.

* Column 1 gives sequence # based on the checklist that has been filtered
* Column 2 has a green tick marker if you have ticked the taxa
* Column 3 shows the IUCN codes (click on the code and you will be linked to IUCN species info site)

By clicking on on the menu line on any of these 3 columns (and column 5 and 6, see below), it will sort ascendingly or descendingly. You restore to the default sequence by clicking on column 1 until you have sequence #1 at the top.

* Column 4 has a Show/Hide marker for polytypic species (i.e. a species with multiple subspecies) - click on to show the underlying taxa; click again to hide. If you have expanded a number of polytypic species, you can hide them all by clicking on the species group itself.

* Column 5 (English name), column 6 (Scientific name) and, if you have the language option other than English, column 7 (Domestic name) are self-explanatory. The English and scientific names are from the checklist that has been filtered (in this case Clements 6.7). The domestic names come from various sources and translations.

* Column 8 has markers for species or subspecies with photos ( links to Photo Gallery) and those which lack photos ( links to Photo Upload page).

You can set the value on how many entries you want to display at a time. Also, you have a Search field with a predictive search function (starts after you have typed two letters) which is handy when browsing through big species groups like e.g. hummingbirds.

Finally, you will be redirected to the info page of the species which is highlighted in yellow by clicking on it.
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1 Cape Starling
Lamprotornis nitens
AF w DR Congo through w, s Angola to Namibia, Botswana, s Zimbabawe, s Mozambique and n, e South Africa
2 Greater Blue-eared Starling
Lamprotornis chalybaeus
AF widespread
    Lamprotornis chalybaeus chalybaeus
Senegal and Gambia to c Sudan
    Lamprotornis chalybaeus cyaniventris
Eritrea to nw Somalia, n Kenya and e DR Congo
    Lamprotornis chalybaeus sycobius
sw Uganda and s Kenya to w Mozambique
    Lamprotornis chalybaeus nordmanni
s Angola and n Namibia to s Mozambique and n South Africa
7 Lesser Blue-eared Starling
Lamprotornis chloropterus
AF Senegal, Gambia and Guinea to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya
8 Miombo Blue-eared Starling
Lamprotornis elisabeth
AF s Kenya to n Botswana and Zimbabwe
9 Bronze-tailed Starling
Lamprotornis chalcurus
AF w, c, ec
    Lamprotornis chalcurus chalcurus
Senegal and Gambia to Nigeria
    Lamprotornis chalcurus emini
n Cameroon to w Kenya
12 Splendid Starling
Lamprotornis splendidus
AF widespread
    Lamprotornis splendidus chrysonotis
Senegal and Gambia to Togo
    Lamprotornis splendidus splendidus
Nigeria and s Cameroon to Ethiopia, w Kenya, nw Tanzania and n Angola
    Lamprotornis splendidus lessoni
Bioko I.
    Lamprotornis splendidus bailundensis
s Angola, se DR Congo and n Zambia
17 Principe Starling
Lamprotornis ornatus
AF Príncipe
18 Emerald Starling
Lamprotornis iris
AF Guinea, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast
19 Purple Starling
Lamprotornis purpureus
AF w, c
    Lamprotornis purpureus purpureus
Senegal and Gambia to Nigeria
    Lamprotornis purpureus amethystinus
Cameroon to s Sudan and w Kenya
22 Rüppell's Starling
Lamprotornis purpuroptera
AF ne, e
    Lamprotornis purpuroptera aeneocephalus
e Sudan, Eritrea and n Ethiopia
    Lamprotornis purpuroptera purpuroptera
s Sudan and s Ethiopia to w Tanzania
25 Long-tailed Glossy Starling
Lamprotornis caudatus
AF s Mauritania to Guinea- Bissau and east to Sudan and South Sudan
26 Golden-breasted Starling
Lamprotornis regius
AF Ethiopia and Somalia to n Tanzania
27 Meves's Starling
Lamprotornis mevesii
AF s
    Lamprotornis mevesii benguelensis
sw Angola
    Lamprotornis mevesii violacior
s Angola and n Namibia
    Lamprotornis mevesii mevesii
s Zambia and s Malawi to n Botswana and n South Africa
31 Burchell's Starling
Lamprotornis australis
AF sc
32 Sharp-tailed Starling
Lamprotornis acuticaudus
AF c
    Lamprotornis acuticaudus acuticaudus
c Angola to sw Tanzania
    Lamprotornis acuticaudus ecki
s Angola and n Namibia
35 Superb Starling
Lamprotornis superbus
AF Ethiopia and Somalia to Tanzania
36 Hildebrandt's Starling
Lamprotornis hildebrandti
AF Kenya, Tanzania
37 Shelley's Starling
Lamprotornis shelleyi
AF Ethiopia and Somalia to n Kenya and se South Sudan Non-breeding: to n Tanzania
38 Chestnut-bellied Starling
Lamprotornis pulcher
AF Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia to Sudan, Eritrea and n Ethiopia
39 Ashy Starling
Lamprotornis unicolor
AF Kenya, Tanzania
40 Fischer's Starling
Lamprotornis fischeri
AF s Ethiopia and c Somalia to ne Tanzania
41 Pied Starling
Lamprotornis bicolor
AF s Botswana through Lesotho and South Africa
42 White-crowned Starling
Lamprotornis albicapillus
AF e
    Lamprotornis albicapillus albicapillus
Somalia and Ethiopia to extreme ne Kenya.
    Lamprotornis albicapillus horrensis
s Ethiopia and n Kenya

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