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European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris


A short-tailed, chunky, iridescent black bird; long pointed bill, yellow in summer and dark in fall and early winter. Plumage flecked with white in winter. Juvenile is uniform dull gray with dark bill.


Cities, suburban areas, farmlands, and ranches.


Sighting occurred in riparian area near the east bank of the Feather River.

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California, USA

Lat: 39.48, Long: -121.58

Spotted on Feb 18, 2010
Submitted on Feb 1, 2012

Spotted for mission


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