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Spotless Starling - Sturnus unicolor

Pictures - John Foss

The Spotless Starling is very similar to the Common Starling, but adults in summer and males in winter display no hint of spots. Females in winter and immatures are lightly spotted but never show the intensity of spots so typical of Common Starling. It is found throughout the Algarve in farmland, coastal areas, old olive and almond groves and in and around buildings. The specimens shown on this page were photographed in Cabanas de Tavira.

Spotless Starling 2


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Spotless Starling 1

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