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European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris


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.


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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