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The story of the beautiful Bali starling is a cautionary tale for conservationists. It illustrates how calls for tougher laws to stop illegal trading in wildlife can backfire and actually make the situation worse.
The mystery behind the movements of flocking starlings could be explained by the areas of light and dark created as they fly, new research suggests.
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It's not going to happen while you're peering through your binoculars, but African glossy starlings change color more than 10 times faster than their ancestors and even their modern relatives
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A new local chapter of a national volleyball organization helps low-income San Mateo girls join tournaments instead of gangs. Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA, San Mateo Chapter was started to help girls make the right life choices.
LONDON (Reuters) - European starlings are not just exceptional songbirds and mimics they also recognize a grammar in their songs in a way that was thought to be unique to humans.
The simplest grammar, long thought to be one of the skills that separate man from beast, can be taught to a common songbird, new research suggests.
The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is a member of the starling family of birds. It is commonly found in North East Africa - including Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
The Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) or European Starling, is native to most of Eurasia, but has been introduced to South Africa, North America, Australia and New Zealand. In southern and western Europe it is a resident species but northern and eastern populations migrate in winter to these regions, and also further south to areas where it does not breed in Iberia and north Africa. The Starling lives in a variety of habitats and can be found in any open environment from farmland to...
The Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), also known as the Bali Myna, is a myna and a member of the starling family. This bird is common to the island of Bali in Indonesia. It is critically endangered, with a population in the wild of six in 2001. Roughly a thousand are believed to survive in captivity. This is a beautiful, medium to large (25cm), stocky starling. It is almost completely white and has a long, drooping crest, black wing-tips and tail tip. The bird has blue bare skin...
The Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) is a myna and a member of the starling family. It is common in tropical southern Asia from Afghanistan to India and Sri Lanka. It is also referred to as the Indian Myna or Talking Myna due to its ability to mimic human speech. It has extended its range into southeast Asia, and has been introduced widely elsewhere, including South Africa, Hawaii, North America (especially in the southern Florida area), Australia (where it is considered to be one of the...
The Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus) is a myna and a member of the starling family. This bird is common in tropical southern Asia from India and Myanmar east to Indonesia. It is typically found in forest and cultivation. It builds a nest in hole where a clutch is 3-6 eggs is laid. These 23cm long birds have grey plumage, which is darker on the head and wings. There are large white wing patches obvious in flight, and a white tail tip. The head has a forehead tuft. The bill and strong legs...
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