Red-winged Starling

Onychognatus morio

This starling’s dark red eye and bright rufous primaries separate it from the similar looking pale-winged starling.

It is a common resident around my parent’s home in Llandudno, Cape Town where its clear, whistling song can be heard on most mornings.


Red-winged Starling / Kololo Game Reserve, Vaalwater, South Africa / 27 September 2015 Red-winged Starling (female) / Giant’s Castle, Central Drakensberg, South Africa / October 2017 Red-winged Starling / Tendele, Drakensberg, South Africa Red-winged Starling / Tendele, Drakensberg, South Africa Red-winged Starling ~ male / Thendele, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa / 01 November 2012 Red-winged Starling (female) / Giant’s Castle, Central Drakensberg, South Africa / October 2017 Red-winged Starling ~ male / Thendele, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa / 01 November 2012 Red-winged Starling / Cape Point, South Africa / 29 January 2011 Red-winged Starling / Llandudno, South Africa / 17 July 2010
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