The White-billed Starlings (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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