18 March, 2013

Spotless Starling

Scientific Name: Sturnus unicolor

Population Estimate: 8.5M - 18.6M

Range / Habitat: Nonmigratory bird, found in most open habitats.  Confined to the Iberian Peninsula, northwest Africa, southernmost France, and on the islands of Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica.

Field Notes: Similar in appearance and behavior to Common Starling, but with oily-looking black plumage, entirely spotless in spring and summer. It also differs in having conspicuously longer throat feathers

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