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Starling


Starling
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Copyright: Siarhei Biazberdy (biazberdy) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 6 N: 60] (386)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-07 7:20
Viewed: 5002
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Every Spring they come back to our country:)
They are like ignal that spring has come;)
And every year we are waiting for them.


Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. The name "Sturnidae" comes from the Latin word for Starling, sturnus. Starlings occur naturally in the Old World, from Europe, Asia and Africa, to northern Australia and the islands of the tropical Pacific. Several European and Asian species have been introduced to these areas as well as North America, Hawaii and New Zealand.

Starlings have strong feet, their flight is strong and direct, and they are very gregarious. Their preferred habitat is fairly open country, and they eat insects and fruit. Several species live around human habitation, and are effectively omnivores. Many species search for food by opening the bill after probing it into dense vegetation; this behavior is called "open-bill probing" or is referred to by the German word "zirkeln".

Plumage is typically dark with a metallic sheen. Most species nest in holes, laying blue or white eggs.

Many Asian species, particularly the larger ones, are called mynas, and many African species are known as glossy starlings because of their iridescent plumage.

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Hello Siarhei,
Good sharpness and the blacks are very well displayed.
Well composed.
TFS
Annick

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