Common Starling
Sturnus vulgaris

– medium-sized passerine, considerably smaller than Common Blackbird
– diurnal migrant
– migrates in medium to huge, dense flocks

BIF682_MPU_34A3074_151031_cstarl-1WIN_d_north-sea
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, NBREED
BIF0682, 31/10/15, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF683_MPU_34A3099_151031_cstarl-1WIN_d_north-sea
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, NBREED
BIF0683, 31/10/15, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF684_MPU_34A3060_151031_cstarl-1WIN_d_north-sea
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, NBREED
BIF0684, 31/10/15, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF243_MPU_PMA9719_110508_cstarl_ad_summer_d_leipzig
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, AD, BREED
BIF0243, 08/05/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF247_MPU_I1Q4748_120910_cstarl_juv>winter_d_wermsd
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, 1CY
BIF0247, 10/09/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF250_MPU_I8Z9294_100701_cstarl_juv_ung_kiskunsagi-national-park
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, predominantly 1CY
BIF250, 01/07/2010, Kiskunsági National Park, Hungary, Mathias Putze
-> please note moulting primaries!
BIF246_MPU_PM8766_110924_cstarl_winter_d_leipzig
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, NBREED
BIF0246, 24/09/2010, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF249_MPU_I1Q4760_120910_cstarl_juv>winter_d_wermsd
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, 1CY
BIF0249, 10/09/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF251_MPU_I8Z9300_100701_cstarl_juv_ung_kiskunsagi-national-park
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, predominantly 1CY
BIF0251, 01/07/2010, Kiskunsági National Park, Hungary, Mathias Putze
-> please note moulting primaries!
BIF248_MPU_I1Q4755_120910_cstarl_juv>winter_d_wermsd
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, 1CY
BIF0248, 10/09/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF244_MPU_I1Q7893_121009_cstarl_flock_d_guelper-see
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris
BIF0244, 09/10/2012, Gülper See, Germany, Mathias PutzeBIF245_MPU_I1Q7901_121009_cstarl_flock_d_guelper-see
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris
BIF0245, 09/10/2012, Gülper See, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF797-2_MPU_CI1Q1931_130310_nlapw-FL_cstarl-FL_d_hof
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF0797, 10/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF798-2_MPU_CI1Q1951_130310_nlapw-FL_cstarl-FL_d_hof
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF0798, 10/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF799-2_MPU_CI1Q1967_130310_nlapw-FL_cstarl-FL_d_hof
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF0799, 10/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, 1CY
BIF0252, 10/11/2014, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Patrick Franke
DPA 4061


Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, calls in flight
BIF1115, 22/09/2016, Wermsdorf, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector


Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris, calls in flight
BIF1116, 22/09/2016, Wermsdorf, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

comparison species:
Rosy Starling
Song Thrush
Redwing

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