Common Starling

Sturnus vulgaris - Étourneau sansonnet

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Sturnidés

  • Genus
    :

    Sturnus

  • Species
    :

    vulgaris

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 21 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 31 à 40 cm.
  • Weight
    : 60 à 96 g
Longevity

15 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is a species of bird in the Sturnidae family.

Subspecific information 13 Subspecies

  • Sturnus vulgaris caucasicus (Caucasus to s Iran)
  • Sturnus vulgaris vulgaris (most of Europe)
  • Sturnus vulgaris faroensis (Faroe Is.)
  • Sturnus vulgaris zetlandicus (Shetland Is.)
  • Sturnus vulgaris granti (Azores)
  • Sturnus vulgaris poltaratskyi (se European Russia to w Mongolia)
  • Sturnus vulgaris tauricus (Ukraine, sw Russia and Turkey)
  • Sturnus vulgaris purpurascens (e Turkey, Georgia and Armenia)
  • Sturnus vulgaris oppenheimi (se Turkey and n Iraq)
  • Sturnus vulgaris nobilior (ne Iran, s Turkmenistan and Afghanistan)
  • Sturnus vulgaris porphyronotus (e Kazakhstan and nw China to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan)
  • Sturnus vulgaris humii (w Himalayas)
  • Sturnus vulgaris minor (c and s Pakistan)

Foreign names

  • Étourneau sansonnet,
  • Estornino pinto,
  • Estorninho-malhado,
  • Star,
  • Seregély,
  • Spreeuw,
  • Storno comune,
  • Stare,
  • Stær,
  • škorec obyčajný,
  • špaček obecný,
  • Stær,
  • kottarainen,
  • Europese Spreeu,
  • estornell comú,
  • Stari,
  • szpak (zwyczajny),
  • mājas strazds,
  • škorec,
  • Обыкновенный скворец,
  • ホシムクドリ,
  • 紫翅椋鸟,
  • นกกิ้งโครงพันธุ์ยุโรป,
  • 歐洲椋鳥〔紫翅椋鳥〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate ; Shrubland : Temperate ; Grassland : Temperate ; Marine Intertidal : Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Urban Areas, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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