White-crowned Starling

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

The White-crowned Starling (Spreo albicapillus) is a species of starling in the Sturnidae family. It is found in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Spreo albicapillus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. Stub icon This Sturnidae-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. More

* 10 1 9 8 92 White-crowned Starling (Lamprotornis albicapillus) * 15 4 11 8 70 Red-winged Starling (Onychognathus morio) * 2 1 1 8 68 Slender-billed Starling (Onychognathus tenuirostris) * 5 1 4 8 78 Chestnut-winged Starling (Onychognathus fulgidus) * 3 3 8 77 Waller's Starling (Onychognathus walleri) * 0 8 73 Somali Starling (Onychognathus blythii) * 0 8 74 Socotra Starling (Onychognathus frater) * 5 More

White-crowned Starling (Lamprotornis albicapillus) = French: Spréo à calotte blanche German: Weißscheitel-Glanzstar Spanish: Estornino Coroniblanco Taxonomy: Spreo albicapillus Blyth, 1855, Somalia. Until recently was usually placed in genus Spreo. Smaller birds from N Kenya and adjacent S Ethiopia described as race horrensis; possibly merits recognition, but further study required. Treated as monotypic. Distribution: S Ethiopia, N Kenya and N & W Somalia. More

The White-crowned Starling is endemic to southern Ethiopa and Somalia. It is found in arid grassland areas, often around cattle pasture and human settlement. The only place where we found this bird was on the Liben plains near Yabello where it was common. The birds behaved a bit like Choughs searchng in the cattle dung for worms and bettles. More

White-crowned Starling, Ethiopia, Negele Plain 01.16.2004 © Ecsedi Zoltan more pix. at: www.sakertour. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Genus : Spreo
Species : albicapillus
Authority : Blyth, 1856