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Leucistic Cape Glossy Starling, Lamprotornis nitens

Julio de Castro and 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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