The White-billed Starling (Onychognathus albirostris) is known by a variety of names, including White-billed Chestnut-wing, White-billed Chestnut-winged Starling, White-billed Red-winged Starling or White-billed Starling. This starling occurs naturally in the mountains of the following African countries: Eritrea and Ethiopia.
These starlings are named for their pale bills or chestnut collared wings. The rest of the plumage is mostly blackish or greyish on the head down to the chest / upper back. There are feathers in front of eye directed forwards along the bill.
They measure about ~ 25 cm / 10 inches from top of the head to the tip of the comparatively short tail. They generally weigh between 130-145 grams (4.6-5.1 oz) from top of the head to the tip of the tail.
Calls / Vocalizations:
Their songs are d escribed as an intermediate between chatter and musical whistling; and their calls as a repeated “kwit-kwit”.
Nesting / Breeding:
White-billed Starlings are monogamous. They usually nest in rock crevices in cliffs or – in urban areas – on buildings. The average clutch consists of four eggs.
- Catalan: estornell becblanc
- Chinese: 白嘴栗翅椋鸟 / 白嘴栗翅椋鳥
- Croatian: etiopski čvorak
- Czech: špaček bělozobý
- Danish: Etiopisk Sortstær
- Dutch: Witsnavelspreeuw
- Finnish: etiopianrakkeli
- French: Rufipenne à bec blanc
- German: Weißschnabelstar
- Hungarian: fehércsőrű dalosseregély
- Italian: Storno beccobianco
- Japanese: hashijiroterimuku / ハシジロテリムク
- Lithuanian: Baltasnapis ilgauodegis varnėnas
- Norwegian: Kvitnebbstare / Hvitnebbstær
- Polish: czarnotek białodzioby
- Portuguese: estorninho-de-bico-branco
- Russian: Белоклювый скворец
- Slovak: liskavec bielozobý
- Spanish: Estornino Piquiblanco
- Swedish: vitnäbbad glansstare
- Ukrainian: Моріо ефіопський
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