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 Post subject: Starling, Pied
Unread postPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:46 pm 
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Another bird from Karoo NP.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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This one almost looks Starling to me?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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This one looks like a Pied Starling to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Thanks again to Niall, DotDan and MAttAxel. Much appreciated. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - LBJs
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Tilandi this bird is pied starling ;)

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 Post subject: Starling, Pied
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I don't see a topic for this bird, so here's one that I saw on my stoep at MXNP on 14 September 2011. (The seed was there when I arrived, perhaps scattered by a previous visitor.)

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 Post subject: Re: Starling, Pied
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If you like these birds then a great place to see them not too far from Darling is Olifantskop quarry in Langebaan. It is literally bursting with them.

I love these birds, infact starlings in general are my favourite family of birds. So intelligent, curious, and beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Starling, Pied
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Did You Know? :hmz:
The colour of the iris can change depending on season, breeding, condition and age. The immature pied starling has a dark brown iris, which will become a pale whitish colour when mature.

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 Post subject: Re: Starling, Pied
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Small round holes in earthbanks of less than 10 cm diameter are commonly excavated by nesting Pied Starlings.

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 Post subject: Re: Starling, Pied
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Leeukos Thanks for sharing these fantastic photos :clap: :clap: and for the interesting facts


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 Post subject: Re: Starling, Pied
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