common starling

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Noun1.common starling - gregarious bird having plumage with dark metallic glosscommon starling - gregarious bird having plumage with dark metallic gloss; builds nests around dwellings and other structures; naturalized worldwide
starling - gregarious birds native to the Old World
genus Sturnus, Sturnus - type genus of the Sturnidae: common starlings
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The first is the Common Starling, a short-tailed, dark bird with a rather slender, yellow, very sharp bill and about 22 centimeters long.
We used the data for the 15 most commonly detected bird species, with at least 247,000 observed specimens each during 2006-2016, for further analyses: Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Eurasian magpie (Pica pica), European greenfinch (Chloris chloris), black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros), great tit (Parus major), common blackbird, house sparrow (Passer domesticus), Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus), common swift (Apus apus), common house martin (Delichon urbicum), carrion crow (Corvus corone), common wood pigeon (Columba palumbus), European robin (Erithacus rubecula), and common starling (Sturnus vulgaris).
Among mainland and migratory birds that have been found in the area are Eurasian Wryneck, Rosy Starling, Common Starling, Shrikes, Wheatears, eagles, falcons, etc.