Starlings (Sturnidae)

White-crowned Starling (Lamprotornis albicapillus) - HBW 14, p. 749

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.

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