Max Lakavage, 10/8/13: I'm all about the vibrant green on these starlings. It's smoothly contrasted with the light browns and white that speckle its back, and accented with a maroon/dark red. I especially like the shapes that the feathers make across its back.
Spreeuw / Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) by Serge Sanramat #Bird #Starling Pliny Shakespeare wrote about them. http://youtu.be/EVwAF0SoBr0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Coat is speckled w/ white at some times of year. Legs are pink the bill is black in winter yellow in summer; Native range is Europe and western Asia
Spectacular Starling Flocks The Common Starling, also known as the European Starling or in the British Isles just the Starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm long and has glossy black plumage, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The legs are pink and the bill is black in winter and yellow in summer; young birds have browner plumage than the adults