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Common Starling  - Sturnus vulgaris

Common Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Migratory bird with white sparkling, overall dark, metallic shining feather dress. This species has been introduced to North America and can be both helpful and harmful to agriculture by either controlling invertebrate pests or damaging themselves fruits and growing sprouts.

Common Names

How to Identify

Dark bluish to greenish, metallic shining feather dress with white spots. Usually appears in nearby parks in small flocks, resting in the top of trees, feeding on the ground.

Where & When to Spot

Early spring till late autumn in all parks around Montreal.

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

pippy-park - August 15, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 200;
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European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Rapids Park Lachine - January 23, 2016

NIKON D7100; 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f6.3; Iso 800;
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European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Rapids Park Lachine - January 23, 2016

NIKON D7100; 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/400; Aperture f6.3; Iso 800;
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