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Bird Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

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John McDouall Stuart
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Scientific name: Sturnus vulgaris

Common Name: Common Starling

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Sturnidae

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: Found near human habitation throughout the east and south-east of Australia including Tasmania.

Habitat: Introduced in the late 1850s through to 1870 and is now well established around urban habitats and human population.

Field Notes: Both male and female are similar, the female is less glossy than the male, during the breeding season adults become glossy black without any spots. Young birds are a dull grey brown.

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Just testing out the new camera...

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