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Recent observations

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What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

glenn-nz

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

These look like starlings but not quite the same as in NZ?

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

gigacat

Date

October 16, 2014 02:47 PM NZDT

Description

Pair perched on lamp post in car park.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

john_barkla

Date

October 13, 2014

Description

Singing in garden in evening

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

paloma

Date

October 23, 2014 04:00 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

European starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

kentr4000

Date

October 21, 2014 09:31 AM EDT

Description

Drumlin

Photos / Sounds

What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

hikingtony

Date

October 20, 2014 03:05 PM PDT

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P1350550

What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

taogirl

Date

October 14, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

naturenut

Date

October 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

tnewman

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

VFW Lake Lufkin TX (Google, OSM)

Description

2 starlings in winter plumage seen at VFW Lake in Lufkin TX on 10/20/14.

Photos / Sounds

What

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

May 8, 2013 03:30 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

amandaandmike

Date

October 18, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

martingrimm

Date

October 13, 2014 09:39 AM CEST
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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, 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 adults. It is a...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.