Starlings (Sturnidae)

Waller's Starling (Onychognathus walleri) - HBW 14, p. 742

French: Rufipenne de Waller German: Wallerstar Spanish: Estornino de Waller
Other common names: Waller's Chestnut-winged/Waller's Red-winged Starling

Taxonomy: Amydrus walleri Shelley, 1880, Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • preussi Reichenow, 1892 - SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau), W Cameroon and Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
  • elgonensis ( Sharpe, 1891) - S Sudan, E DRCongo, SW Uganda, W Rwanda, W Burun­di, and Mt Elgon (Uganda-Kenya border) and W Kenya (W of Rift Valley).
  • walleri ( Shelley, 1880) - Kenyan Highlands E of Rift Valley, S through Tanzanian Eastern Arc to N Malawi.

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