“The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European starling, or in the British Isles just the starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae.
It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage with a metallic sheen, which is speckled with white at some times of year….
It is a noisy bird, especially in communal roosts and other gregarious situations, with an unmusical but varied song.
Its gift for mimicry has been noted in literature including
the Mabinogion and the works of Pliny the Elder and William Shakespeare…”
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