Starling - Sturnus vulgaris Sturnus vulgaris


Size: 8.5 inches (21 cm)
Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, towns, parks and gardens.
Feeding: Insects, fruit, seeds and berries
Eggs: 5 - 7 pale blue eggs laid April to May,
incubation 11 - 15 days

The starling looks similar to a blackbird from a distance, only smaller. However, on closer inspection they are very glossy with a sheen of purples, blues and greens, with specks of white or buff in winter.

This is one of the commonest garden birds and they are often seen in flocks.


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