Common Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

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Common name: Common Starling

Scientific name: Sturnus vulgaris

Accession number: 156

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"The Starlings are generally birds of about the size of a Common Thrush, gregarious, living on larvae, worms, insects, and occasionally seeds. Their flight is rapid and direct, and they walk with great ease, seeking their food on the ground."

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