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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight 1B + 1.7 Tele
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-20 7:38
Viewed: 4305
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The starling was introduced from Europe in the 19th century. Starlings are well adapted to urban life which offer it an abundance of food and nesting sites. This is a strong bird about eight inches long with long wings and a short squared tail. Starlings are very aggressive and will drive native birds out of their territory. Starlings are well known for their large flocks, creating a nuisance when roosting in populated areas.

Damage Starlings rank just behind pigeons and sparrows as an urban bird pest. Starlings can be a nuisance in both urban and rural areas due to their nesting, eating and living habits. When the bird is in its flocking phase, thousands of starlings often overwhelm buildings and trees. Large scale buildup of feces from these flocks can lead to structural damage. The uric acid in the feces can corrode stone, metal and masonry. Gutters and drainage pipes clogged with starling nests often backup, causing extensive water damage. The bacteria, fungal agents and parasites in the feces also pose a health risk.

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Hello Sochirca
Superbe oiseau et très bonne prise. L'éclairage est parfait et fait bien ressortir les détails dans le plumage de l'oiseau.

Félicitations pour la belle composition et la netteté
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-20 11:39]

Que belo e encatador pássaro muito interessante esta plumagem desta ave,ficou exelente meus parabéns.

Hi Sochirca

Well done on a great shot. Lovely details you show here. Good POV, nice catchlight in the eye. TFS.

Nice colors..and good moment to captre..when the bird are so puffy..mayby due to cold or maybe of water..

Anyway super shot and colors..


wow what a great shot, great background, and amazing close up on this bird, the textures are awesome. TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo " An Ice Storm (50) " :o)

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