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歐洲椋鳥  European Starling | by Hiyashi Haka
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歐洲椋鳥 European Starling

學名: Sturnus vulgaris

英名: European Starling

Family : Sturnidae (椋鳥科). Length: 20-22 cm.


分佈於歐亞大陸及非洲北部,印度次大陸及中國的西南地區, 馬爾代夫以及中國西藏的東南部地區等。並且已引進北美、南非和澳大利亞南部等地。中國為新疆西北部夏候鳥,遷徙時可見,為台灣冬候鳥。

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 long and has glossy black plumage, 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.

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Uploaded on November 6, 2016