Socotra starling

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Socotra starling
Socotran Starling (f)..jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Onychognathus
O. frater
Binomial name
Onychognathus frater

The Socotra starling (Onychognathus frater) is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is endemic to Yemen.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Onychognathus frater". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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