European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Starlings (Sturnidae)

Code 4

EUST

Code 6

STUVUL

ITIS

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HEAD

European Starling Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head Pattern: Plain, Spotted
  • Crown Color: White flecked black with iridescent sheen.
  • Forehead Color: Black with iridescent sheen.
  • Nape Color: White flecked black with iridescent sheen.
  • Throat Color: White flecked black with iridescent sheen.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

European Starling Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 22 cm (8.5 in)
  • Weight: 85 g (3 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White flecked black.
  • Upperparts: White flecked black.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

European Starling Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 39 cm (15.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White flecked black with iridescent sheen.
  • Under Tail: White flecked black with iridescent sheen.
  • Leg Color: Pink-gray
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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