|Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot)
|Date Taken: 2007-11-13|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H5|
|Exposure: f/3.7, 1/250 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-02-04 17:27|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This guy was well hidden.|
All of the 200 million European Starlings found in North America today are descendants of approximately 100 birds released in New York City's Central Park in the early 1890s by an industrialist who wanted to establish, in the U.S., all birds mentioned in the works of Shakespeare.
They compete aggressively for nesting sites and may evict the occupants of desired holes, including the woodpeckers that excavated them.
An individual bird can mimic up to 20 species, including Eastern Wood Pewee, Killdeer, and Meadowlark songs.
A group of starlings has many collective nouns, including a "constellation", "filth", "murmuration", "scourge", and "vulgarity" of starlings.
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Very good photo of the European Starling shot in
difficult conditions, superbly focused, TFS
- [2013-02-04 19:11]
Even though the lighting is a little dark you can clearly see the beautiful speckled markings on the Starlings breast.
I still remember the first time I viewed a close-up of one of these birds, I was amazed at the array of iridescent colors they have in their plumages.
- [2013-02-05 3:01]
Camouflaged bird ..
Herd bird, alone. Difficult shooting conditions is not clear iridescent feathers.
- [2013-02-06 1:51]
never seen the European starling yet. Though hideen the features are stil could be seen and the spotted plumage is clear.
Excellent capture in natural environment.