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Category:Sturnus

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Genus: Sturnus

[edit] Description

Two Starlings from Europe, Northern Africa and Asia.
They have terrestrial habitats and usually walk on the ground instead of hopping.

[edit] Taxonomy

Sturnus is a genus in the family Sturnidae.
Many former species of this genus have been moved to other genera like Spodiopsar, Agropsar, Gracupica, Sturnia, Sturnornis and Pastor.
Black-winged Starling and Vinous-breasted Starling, normally placed in Acridotheres are sometimes included in this genera.


Genus Sturnus viewedit
S. vulgaris Common Starling
S. unicolor Spotless Starling

[edit] References

  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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