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Poeoptera
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Narrow-tailed Starling (Poeoptera lugubris)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Sturnidae
Genus Poeoptera

Poeoptera is a genus of starlings in the Sturnidae family. Three species all lived in forest habitats in Africa. These starlings nest in tree cavities, such as old woodpecker or barbet holes. One species, the narrow-tailed starling, nests in colonies. All three are birds of the canopy, and their diet is mostly or entirely fruit. Males have a glossier appearance than females.

Species[]

Kenrick's Starling (Shelley, 1894) (Poeoptera kenricki)
Narrow-tailed Starling (Bonaparte, 1854) (Poeoptera lugubris)
Stuhlmann's Starling (Reichenow, 1893) (Poeoptera stuhlmanni)
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