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European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Description:

European or Common Starling is a very common European resident bird. Starling is about 20 cm long, predominantly dark blue to blackish bird; with a blue metallic sheen in its feathers; feathers are also speckled white. The legs are orange-pink and the bill is yellow (it becomes dark brown or black in winter). Young birds (not portrayed here) have browner plumage than adults.

Habitat:

Very common european bird, seen in diverse habitats - thrives in woodland areas, urban setting and agricultural areas. Here, observed on edges of deciduous, predominantly oak (Bagasse forest) forest on France-Switzerland border, in a valley of lake Geneva, just in between Jura and Alps mountains ranges.


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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.24, Long: 6.10

Spotted on May 7, 2018
Submitted on Aug 10, 2018

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