Abbott's Starling
Pholia (Cinnyricinclus) femoralis
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Abbott's starling is endemic to East Africa. It is uncommon in highland forests in north central Tanzania and central Kenya. The upper three photos were taken in Arusha NP. The male (left upper) and the female (right upper) were seen in July 2009; the pair was also in Arusha NP (4-13), courtesy of Paul Oliver. The 3rd row photo was taken on Mt. Kilimanjaro at 2650 m. (7-15), courtesy of Phil Stouffer and the next two photos of a nest were taken in the Meru forest (10-20), courtesy of Donyo Gabriel. The bottom bird was seen in the Meru Forest (11-21), courtesy of Per Holmen.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Paul Oliver, Phil Stouffer, Donyo Gabriel, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 11-24-21