Common Starling - Sturnus vulgaris
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."