Bird Genus: Onychognathus - Starlings

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Species and Distribution

  • Red-winged Starling, Onychognathus morio
    • Range: Eastern Africa from Ethiopia to the Cape in South Africa

  • Slender-billed Starling, Onychognathus tenuirostris
    • Range: Africa, specifically from extreme south-central Eritrea south to central and southern Ethiopia; eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, southwestern Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi; west and central Kenya, northeastern and southern Tanzania and northeastern Zambia and northern Malawi

  • Chestnut-winged Starling, Onychognathus fulgidus
    • Found in Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sao Tomé and Principe, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.

  • Waller's Starling, Onychognathus walleri
    • Found in Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

  • Somali Starling, Onychognathus blythii
    • Found in Africa: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, as well in the adjacent Yemen located on the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia.

  • Socotra Starling, Onychognathus frater
    • Range: Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula

  • Tristram's Starling, Onychognathus tristramii
    • Range: Israel, Jordan, northeastern Egypt (Sinai Peninsula), western Saudi Arabia and Yemen

  • Pale-winged Starling, Onychognathus nabouroup
    • Found in Africa: Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

  • Bristle-crowned Starling, Onychognathus salvadorii
    • Found in Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

  • White-billed Starling, Onychognathus albirostris
    • Range: African countries: Eritrea and Ethiopia.

  • Neumann's Starling, Onychognathus neumanni
    • Found in Afric: Sahel from Mauretania and Equatorial Guinea to western Sudan.


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