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COMMON STARLING (Sturnus vulgaris)
Biodiversity > Birds > Land Birds

A stocky, dark bird with a short tail, upright stance and a jaunty walk. A bird native to Europe and introduced to Australia. The first record on Lord Howe Island was a flock of about 50 seen in 1924. By the 1940's they were an established breeding species. Today only a small number inhabit grassy areas such as the Old Settlement paddock and the Golf Course.

Length 21cm

 
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