Slender-billed Starling (Onychognathus tenuirostris) - HBW 14, p. 739
French: Rufipenne à bec fin
Spanish: Estornino Picofino
Other common names: Slender-billed Red-winged Starling
Taxonomy: Lamprotornis tenuirostris Rüppell, 1836, Ethiopia.
Proposed race theresae (described from N Aberdares, in Kenya) considered largely inseparable from birds in rest of species' range. Treated as monotypic.
Distribution: Extreme SC Eritrea S to C & S Ethiopia; E DRCongo, SW Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi; Mt Elgon (Uganda-Kenya border) and W & C Kenya; NE & S Tanzania (Eastern Arc Mts); and NE Zambia and N Malawi (Nyika Plateau).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A pair settled next to a waterfall Locality Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 10 March 2013 1 year ago 14 sec 3.8
Two birds in an erythrina tree. Locality Harenna forest, Bale Mountains National Park, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 8 December 2005 8 years ago 21 sec 3.3
bird on top of a tree Locality Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 30 November 2013 36 weeks ago 18 sec 3.2
adult male feeding with pollen all over forehead.
Locality Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 28 October 2006 50 weeks ago 4
An adult male on a branch.
Locality Vienna, Vienna State, Austria (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 10 April 2013 1 year ago 3.5
Female perched on Lalibela Rock Church
Locality Lalibela, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
MichaelP 8 October 2014 5 weeks ago 3.3
Perched in tree
Locality Karibosa, Southern Region, Eritrea
Jason Anderson 25 April 2009 4 years ago 2.4
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