Sturnus (Sturnus) vulgaris vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758

Common Starling

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It is among the most familiar of birds in temperate regions. It is 19���23 cm (7.5���9.1 in) long, with a wingspan of 31���44 cm (12���17 in) and a weight of 60���100 g (2.1���3.5 oz). The plumage is shiny black, glossed purple or green, and spangled with white, particularly strongly so in winter. Adult male European Starlings are less spotted below than adult females. ... source: Wikipedia

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