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  • Italian
    • Storno comune
  • Hebrew
    • זרזיר מצוי
  • Catalan
    • Estornell vulgar
  • English
    • Common Starling
    • European Starling
    • Starling
  • Scientific Names
    • Sturnus vulgaris
  • Spanish
    • Estornino pinto
  • French
    • étourneau sansonnet
  • German
    • Star
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • EUST
  • Portuguese
    • Estorninho-malhado

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

mdfay

Date

May 5, 2016 08:30 AM HST

Description

The small, male starling was simply walking around in the grass, occasionally pecking at the ground in what was likely an attempt to find food.

I could tell it was a male European Starling due to the distinct yellow beak, black head, greenish-blue coloration on the body and wings and white speckles on the body.

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

lauragola

Date

May 5, 2016

Photos / Sounds

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

rebecca_atx

Date

May 3, 2016 07:33 AM CDT

Description

Nesting in cavity, could hear chicks.

Photos / Sounds

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

giantredpanda

Date

May 2, 2016

Description

There were a couple of European starlings foraging by some houses.

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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naporamarro

Date

May 4, 2016 04:27 PM CEST

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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naporamarro

Date

May 4, 2016 03:10 PM CEST

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

dinobiancolini

Date

May 4, 2016 04:04 PM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

nsharp

Date

May 4, 2016

Place

UVM Campus (Google, OSM)

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

peiszegoh

Date

April 8, 2016 11:11 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

avocat

Date

April 30, 2016

Photos / Sounds

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

jafuentes

Date

May 2, 2016 10:39 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

lauragola

Date

May 3, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European starling, or in the British Isles just the starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage with a metallic sheen, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The legs are pink and the bill is black in winter and yellow in summer; young birds have browner plumage than the...

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Conservation Summary

  • Portugal
    Pouco preocupante (lc) (Source: Livro Vermelho dos Vertebrados de Portugal)
    Pouco Preocupante
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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