Find out how to identify a bird just from the sound of its singing with our bird song identifier playlist. Great ideas on how your garden, or even a small backyard or balcony, can become a mini nature reserve. This fantastic wetland site is located north of Southport town centre and has some of the best wildlife in the region. Patrik Aberg , xeno-canto. Smaller than blackbirds, with a short tail, pointed head, triangular wings, starlings look black at a distance but when seen closer they are very glossy with a sheen of purples and greens. Their flight is fast and direct and they walk and run confidently on the ground. Noisy and gregarious, starlings spend a lot of the year in flocks.
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Starling , any of a number of birds composing most of the family Sturnidae order Passeriformes , especially Sturnus vulgaris , a cm 8-inch chunky iridescent black bird with a long sharp bill. It was introduced from Europe and Asia to most parts of the world South America excepted. They frequently form large flocks, called murmurations, which may move in synchrony in order to avoid predators. The bare-eyed, or pied, starling or mynah , S. Glossy starlings, with highly iridescent plumage , include the superb starling Lamprotornis superbus of eastern Africa and the shining starling Aplonis metallica of Pacific Islands and northeastern Australia. The cm golden-breasted , or regal, starling Lamprotornis regius of eastern Africa, is green, blue, and yellow, with a long tail. The wattled starling Creatophora cinerea is brown, gray, and white; uniquely, the breeding male becomes bald, showing bright yellow skin, and grows large black wattles on the crown and throat. For military starlings, see blackbird. Article Media.