Tristram's Starling

A member of the starling family, it is 25 cm long , with a wingspan of 44–45 cm, and a weight of 100-140 g. The males have glossy iridescent black plumage with orange patches on the outer wing, which are particularly noticeable in flight. The bill and legs are black. Females and young birds are similar but duller and with a greyish head, lacking the plumage gloss.

The Tristram's Starling is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Tristram's Starling (Onychognathus tristramii) at Wadi Arugot. Date 20 May 2007. Photo by License: public domain. Tristram's Starling or Tristram's Grackle (Onychognathus tristramii) is native to Israel, Jordan, northeastern Egypt (Sinai Peninsula), western Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, nesting mainly on rocky cliff faces. A member of the starling family, it is 25 cm long (including a 9 cm tail), with a wingspan of 44-45 cm, and a weight of 100-140 g. More

the Tristram's Starling is a desert bird native to the middle east. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Genus : Onychognathus
Species : tristramii
Authority : (Sclater, 1858)