|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The European Starling or Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, is a passerine bird in the family Sturnidae.|
This starling is native to most of Eurasia, but has been introduced to South Africa, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Starlings walk rather than hop. Their flight is quite strong and direct; they look triangular-winged and short-tailed in flight. In most of Europe, only the rarer and much paler Bohemian Waxwing shares this flight profile. This is a noisy bird uttering a wide variety of mechanical-sounding and melodic sounds, including a distinctive "wolf whistle." Starlings are also noted as mimics, like many of its family.
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