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Starling

Bird trail starling

Smaller than blackbirds, with a short tail, pointed head, triangular wings, starlings look black at a distance but when seen closer they are very glossy with a sheen of purples and greens.

Their flight is fast and direct and they walk and run confidently on the ground. Noisy and gregarious, starlings spend a lot of the year in flocks.

Length:
21cm
Wingspan:
37-42cm
Weight:
75-90g
UK breeding:
1.8 million

Source: RSPB.org.uk