Definition of red-winged starling in English:

red-winged starling

noun

  • 1North American= "red-winged blackbird" (now rare).

  • 2Any of several African starlings of the genus Onychognathus with red feathers on the wings; especially O. morio of eastern and southern Africa.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Mark Catesby (1683–1749), naturalist.