European Starling Animal Pictures

Sturnus vulgaris

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Common Starling - Sturnus vulgaris perched on a fence

European Starling perched on a cylindrical post. The bird is center frame facing left. It has a yellow beak and legs / feet. The bird itself has a speckled appearance. Out-of-focus green background.
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European starlings have glossy, iridescent feathers.

Starling murmuration in evening sky

Starling murmuration in evening sky
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Starling murmurations are coordinated aerial dances wherein thousands of starlings swoop in unison.

An adult starling feeding its fledgling

An adult starling feeding its fledgling
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Fledgling starlings are a soft brown color without the iridescence or "stars" that they will develop as adults.

European starling approaching nest in a tree to feed its chick

European starling approaching nest in a tree to feed its chick
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All European starlings in the U.S. today are descendants of 100 birds that were released in Central Park in the early 1890s.

A European starling singing in the wild

A European starling singing in the wild
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European starlings are excellent mimics and can imitate other birds, machinery, and even human speech.