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Common Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Description:

Adults are glossed black with greenish to purple shine. Spots over plumage visible at times. Brown stripes on wings and tail.

Habitat:

Perching on fence near lagoon.

Notes:

This is one of a small flock of Starlings that spend hours near the bay. I have noticed a Starling eating ripe salmon berries. Often the Starlings forage along the beach and in the kelp beds left exposed by low tides.

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1 Comment

AngelinoTuksar
AngelinoTuksar 8 years ago

I love common birds. They feel close. The extravagant looking ones are only for admiration from afar :)

Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2013
Submitted on Jun 26, 2013

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