Red-Winged Starling

Onychognathus mori

Nesting: There is a variation in the type of nest construction, depending on where they choose to nest. Some will nest in tree hollows, which is lined sparsely. Whereas others will build an external nest which is a larger construction and will involve mud to hold the nest together.

Usually 3 eggs are laid and incubated for 14 days and then both parents tend the chicks, which will probably leave (fledge) at 21 days.

Distribution: Ethiopia, eastern Sudan south through eastern Africa to South Africa.

Diet: Fruit, seeds and insects.

Habitat: Originally from highland areas and rocky gorges, but has adapted well to urban areas.

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