Superb Starling

(Lamprotornis superbus)

The Zoo is home to one superb starling, a male, who resides inside the Animals of the Savanna building.

Animal Facts


Superb starlings feed on insects, small invertebrates, fruit and seeds.

Status in The Wild

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status

These birds are found throughout East Africa, ranging from Sudan and Ethiopia, south through Kenya and Tanzania.

They prefer open country and savanna areas, but have become accustomed to people among surrounding villages and cities.