Sunday, January 1, 2017

Starling birds at Damansara Uptown

A flock of Starling birds has "arrived" at Damansara Uptown and is resident at the newly opened The Starling Mall. However, it seems the Starling birds of Damansara Uptown is a new sub-species. Uptown Starling plumage color is orange at the top, different to those species reported by Wipipedia which are mostly black
Common Starling
Starling sub-species
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.

Its native range in temperate Europe and western Asia, and it has been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, the Falkland Islands, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, South Africa and Fiji.[2] This bird is resident in southern and western Europe and southwestern Asia, while northeastern populations migrate south and west in winter within the breeding range and also further south to Iberia and North Africa. But it has taken a liking to Damansara Uptown.

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