European starling, common starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Français : Étourneau sansonnet (Sturnus vulgaris) à Toulouse
English: Common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in Toulouse
Date 26 February 2012
Author PierreSelim https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:PierreSelim
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. The common starling has about a dozen subspecies breeding in open habitats across its native range in temperate Europe and western Asia, and it has been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, the Falkland Islands, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, South Africa and Fiji.
Species: Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758