Starling species: common starling (Sturnus vulgaris), rosy starling (Pastor roseus), spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor)
From: Pierre@home.be (Pierre)
Subject: Painted Birds S2 > PO_B2_59_Sturnus_vulgaris_&_unicolor_&_pastor_roseus.jpg
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 18:50:07 GMT
Sturnus vulgaris = Sturnus vulgaris
The common starling or European starling or starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. The common starlings breed in open habitats across its native range in temperate Europe and western Asia.
Sturnus roseus = Pastor roseus
The rosy starling (Pastor roseus) is a passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae, also known as the rose-coloured starling or rose-coloured pastor.
The spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor) is a passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is closely related to the common starling S. vulgaris, but has a much more restricted range, confined to the Iberian Peninsula, northwest Africa, southernmost France, and on the islands of Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica.