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Common Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Description:

Also called European Starlings are now among the continent’s most numerous songbirds. They are stocky black birds with short tails, triangular wings, red legs and long, pointed yellow bills.

Habitat:

Starlings typically live around people, using mowed lawns, city streets, and agricultural fields for feeding; and trees, buildings, and other structures for nesting. Their main requirements are open, grassy areas in which to forage, a water source. Pictured are Starlings of my backyard in Florida.

Notes:

All the European Starlings in North America descended from 100 birds set loose in New York's Central Park in the early 1890s. The birds were intentionally released by a group who wanted America to have all the birds that Shakespeare ever mentioned.

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Common starling
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LilianaCampozano
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LilianaCampozano

Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 2, 2016
Submitted on Apr 2, 2016

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