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European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) discovered by Marcel Roy (#400)

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Observed: November 7, 2010 @ 1:00 PM
Posted on: November 8, 2010 @ 9:17 AM (diff: 1 days)
Comments:
In fall the European starling has buff-coloured spots resembling stars at tips of fresh feathers, hence its name. These disappear as feathers wear, leaving a glossy, iridescent plumage in spring. This bird, introduced worldwide from Europe, seems to owe its colonizing success to its omnivorous diet and ability to live with humans. This bird, introduced worldwide from Europe, usurps the nesting cavities of many species of native birds.

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By NL Nature Support on 11/8/2010 11:53:53 AM

very nice close-up shot!

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