OMIA:000368-245042 : Feather colour, generic in Lamprotornis superbus (superb starling)

In other species: birds , ducks , Mallard , domestic goose , swan goose , Muscovy duck , mute swan , rock pigeon , guineafowls , chicken , Indian peafowl , Ring-necked pheasant , turkey , common canary , Great Tit , emperor penguin , carrion crow , Eurasian bullfinch , white wagtail , common cuckoo , barn owl , Japanese quail , tawny owl , red-backed fairy wren , hooded crow , white-winged fairy-wren , yellow-fronted tinkerbird , golden-collared manakin , South polar skua , White-collared manakin , red-fronted tinkerbird

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Species-specific description: Rubenstein et al. (2021) "use functional genomics to explore the developmental basis of iridescent plumage using superb starlings (Lamprotornis superbus), which produce both iridescent blue and non-iridescent red feathers."

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:000368-245042: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2021 Rubenstein, D.R., Corvelo, A., MacManes, M.D., Maia, R., Narzisi, G., Rousaki, A., Vandenabeele, P., Shawkey, M.D., Solomon, J. :
Feather gene expression elucidates the developmental basis of plumage iridescence in African starlings. J Hered 112:417-429, 2021. Pubmed reference: 33885791. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esab014.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 17 Aug 2021
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 17 Aug 2021