Starling, Rose-coloured


Name: Starling, Rose-coloured

Scientific name: Pastor roseus

Type: Starling

Habitat: Fields

Size: 21cm

Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant


It resembles the Common Starling in shape and behaviour, but yellow bill is shorter with curved culmen. Adult's black and pink plumage can’t be mistaken. Has a long pointed crest which is raised when singing. Juvenile has a yellowish bill, pale lores, pale grey-brown upperparts with whitish grey rump and dirty white underparts.

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