White-crowned Starlings – Lamprotornis albicapillus

The White-crowned Starling (Lamprotornis albicapillus or Spreo albicapillus) is found in Africa, specifically Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.

Geographic range:

  • Lamprotornis albicapillus albicapillus / Nominate Race
    • Range: Ethiopia and Somalia to Djibouti and extreme northeastern Kenya
  • Lamprotornis albicapillus horrensis:
    • Range: Kenya (found along the northern edge of Dida Galgulu Desert north to the Ethiopian border)

Global Names:

  • Catalan: estornell de coroneta blanca
  • Chinese:  白冠丽椋鸟 / 白冠麗椋鳥
  • Czech: leskoptev bělohlavá
  • Danish: Hvidkronet Stær
  • Dutch: Witkruinglansspreeuw
  • German: Weißscheitel-Glanzstar
  • Finnish: valkolakkikottarainen
  • French: Spréo à calotte blanche
  • Croatian: bjelokapi čvorak
  • Hungarian: fehérhomlokú fényseregély
  • Italian: Storno capobianco
  • Japanese: shiragaterimuku / シラガテリムク
  • Lithuanian: baltavainikis blizgusis varnėnas
  • Norwegian:  Kvitkronestare / Hvitkronestær
  • Polish:  błyszczak białogłowy
  • Portuguese:  estorninho-de-coroa-branca
  • Russian:  Белошапочный спрео
  • Slovak:  liskavec čiapočkatý
  • Serbian:  Belokapi čvorak
  • Spanish: Estornino Coroniblanco
  • Swedish: vitkronad glansstare
  • Ukrainian:  Мерл строкатий
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