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Tristram's Starling

Onychognathus tristramii

Description:

A member of the genus Onychognathus, it is 25 cm long (including a 9 cm tail), with a wingspan of 44–45 cm, and a weight of 100–140 g. The males have glossy iridescent black plumage with orange patches on the outer wing, which are particularly noticeable in flight. The bill and legs are black. Females and young birds are similar but duller and with a greyish head, lacking the plumage gloss.

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الخليل, מחוז הדרום, Israel

Spotted on Jan 5, 2012
Submitted on Jan 5, 2012

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