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European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Cities, suburban areas, farmlands, and ranches.

Notes:

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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