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Spreeuw (Sturnus vulgaris)

Spreeuw (Sturnus vulgaris)
Photo Information
Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D mark IV, Sigma APO 100-300 f/4 EX IF HSM, Digital ISO 320
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-07 4:09
Viewed: 1216
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common starling:

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. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage with a metallic sheen, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The legs are pink and the bill is black in winter and yellow in summer; young birds have browner plumage than the adults. It is a noisy bird, especially in communal roosts and other gregarious situations, with an unmusical but varied song. Its gift for mimicry has been noted in literature including the Mabinogion and the works of Pliny the Elder and William Shakespeare.

More info @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_starling

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-07 15:42]

Hi Thijs,a spectacular capture of this common starling,the sharpness is fantastic despite the distance,i like a lot the wings position,it looks like an angel! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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