White-billed Starling Onychognathus albirostris
White-billed Starling, Lalibela, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The White-billed Starling is endemic to the mountains of Ethiopia and Eritrea where it is found on cliffs and in gorges from 2,300 to 3,100 metres. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

White-billed Starling, Jemma River, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image It is distinguished from other red-winged starlings by its white bill and its shorter and squarer tail. The male is glossy black-purple while the female has a grey hood.

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