The mosquito is the state bird…

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

An Andy Warhol quotation

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European Starling

The European Starling, Common Starling or just Starling, (Sturnus vulgaris), is a passerine bird in the family Sturnidae.

This species of starling is native to most of temperate Europe and western Asia. It is resident in southern and western Europe and southwestern Asia. It has also been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, North America, and South Africa.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 6 inches
• Pointed bill-yellow for most of year, dark in fall
Black plumage with green and purple iridescence
• White spots scattered about head and body-largest in fall
• Dark wings and tail
• Pointed wings, short tail
• Juvenile gray-brown with faint streaking below
• Very common-frequently seen in large flocks

European Starling are among the most familiar of birds in temperate regions. The Common Starling is a noisy bird. It utters a wide variety of both melodic and mechanical-sounding sounds. One of these includes a distinctive “wolf-whistle”. Starlings are mimics. In captivity, Starlings will learn to imitate all types of sounds and speech earning them the nickname “poor-man’s Myna”.

 

 

The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

By Andy Warhol

 

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