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Common starling They always manage to look so angry! Common Starling,Geotagged,Isle of Wight,Sturnus vulgaris,United Kingdom,birds Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. They are so gorgeous up close! Posted 2 years ago
    1. I love them, so lucky to have a whole flock visit my garden, although this particular one is a regular lonesome visitor for some reason. Posted 2 years ago

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The common starling or European starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known simply as the starling in the British Isles, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage with a metallic sheen, which is speckled with white at some times of year.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Mar 8, 2020. Captured in 53 Perowne Way, Sandown PO36 9BX, UK.