These are 3 European Starlings I captured on a guided tour with National Geographic Field guide to North American birds author Jon L. Dunn at the Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, Arizona
Taken with my Canon Powershot S5is
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The European Starling is a medium-sized, black songbird with short, triangular wings, spotted plumage, and a short tail. The adult in breeding plumage has a distinctive thin, pointed, yellow bill and black, speckled plumage with purple-green iridescence. The non-breeding adult has a black beak and light spots. Juveniles are drab gray-brown overall. Males and females look alike.