Starling

Name: Starling

Scientific name: Sturnus vulgaris

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: Starlings are a very familiar bird of farmland, parks and gardens. About 20cm long, adult Starlings are a beautiful oily black colour, with purple and green sheens. In the winter they are covered in tiny beige spots. Young Starlings are dark grey-brown, g

How to identify: Unmistakeable

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 30
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 70

Fantastic fact: During the autumn and winter Starlings gather in enormous flocks to roost in reedbeds, sometimes of more than a million birds!

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Crick_e
    • Date: 2017-10-24 19:30:00
    • Crick_e

    the farm were I live is filed with starlings. they come up every night and sleep in my garden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crick_e
    • Date: 2017-10-24 19:29:42
    • Crick_e

    the farm were I live is filed with starlings. they come up every night and sleep in my garden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crick_e
    • Date: 2017-10-24 19:29:17
    • Crick_e

    the farm were I live is filed with starlings. they come up every night and sleep in my garden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Harealla
    • Date: 2012-06-26 16:44:26
    • Harealla

    I think it is very detailed!!!! I like it!!!!!!!!!!

  • Catalas
    • Date: 2011-07-19 19:13:02
    • Catalas

    when I look at starlings they ramind me of peckoks dont you think!!!

  • Grassula
    • Date: 2010-12-18 14:01:35
    • Grassula

    STARLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hawketa
    • Date: 2010-09-16 21:03:43
    • Hawketa

    I have starlings visit regularly in my garden

  • Dolphilor
    • Date: 2010-07-24 10:02:48
    • Dolphilor

    Starlings are really pretty

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2010-04-26 19:43:41
    • Ottero

    Starlings are really cool birds!! I love the calls they make and if you look close you can see the shiny purple and green colours on the feathers

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-25 19:30:32
    • Foxalas

    Did you see that starling on Autumnwatch 2009 there was a starling that could talk!!!