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Starling: Palewinged

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Starling: Palewinged

Unread postby Candy's Style » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:05 pm

Palewinged Starling Onychognathus nabouroup

Food
Insects, ticks, fruit and table scraps.

Habits
Gregarious when breeding and non-breeding.
Sometimes associates with the redwinged starling.
Does not walk on ground but rather hops using big strides.

Image
Taken at Augrabies...

PS: Sorry if there already is a topic of this starling Mods. Have searched but didn't find anything..
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Unread postby francoisd » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:28 am

Have seen them in Mountain Zebra NP.
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:36 pm

Good park to see them is Augrabies
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Unread postby JoelR » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:03 pm

Plenty Pale-winged Starlings in Camdeboo NP around edges of the Valley of Desolation. They are like House Sparrow around there and are quite vocal. Some 100 meters lower on the hill, we weren´t able to find any - proofs how specific their habitat is. 8)

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:33 am

If I remember correctly, they are doing an oxpecker of a job on klipspringers in Augrabies.
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