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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 the adults

Habitat:

Very common european bird, seen in diverse habitats - thrives in woodland areas, urban setting and agricultural areas. Here seen in rather rural or semi-urban setting: in a very calm small rural town not too far away from Geneva, and in its big wooded + meadow park. The town and the park are close to slopes of Jura and coasts of lake Leman (Geneva).

Notes:

The European Starling flocks in large numbers after breeding, and flocks are often filmed producing spectacular figures just before roosting.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on May 30, 2018
Submitted on May 31, 2018

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