Common Starling, European Starling, Purple-winged
Russian: Обыкновенный скворец
Mongolian: Хар тодол
French: Etourneau sansonnet
Japanese: ホシムクドリ (Hoshi-mukudori)
Body length: 19-22 cm
Wing span: 32-34 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 5-7 (occasionally 4-9)
Egg colour: Slightly glossy very pale light
blue, varying in tint.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Various invertebrates and grains, as
well as items from rubbish dumps.
Habitat: Breeding pairs nest in holes of
trees, rocks, and buildings in deciduous mixed forest and planted trees, in
mountain forest and forest steppe, near settlements and in lake and river
valleys. On migration, they form flocks of 7-20 individuals, occurring in open
habitats near rivers valleys and planted trees in towns and cities.