Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Migratory bird with white sparkling, overall dark, metallic shining feather dress. This species has been introduced to North America and can be both helpful and harmful to agriculture by either controlling invertebrate pests or damaging themselves fruits and growing sprouts.

How To Identify

Dark bluish to greenish, metallic shining feather dress with white spots. Usually appears in nearby parks in small flocks, resting in the top of trees, feeding on the ground.

Where and When to Spot

Early spring till late autumn in all parks around Montreal.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Pippy Park

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 200

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/800s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 800

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 800

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, January 23, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/400s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 800