Starling Song

22 Sep

common starling
This is a common starling. They are abundant in D.C. Doesn’t he kind of look like a fancy Ukrainian Easter egg?


This is a common starling singing in the tree next to my balcony. I always thought it was a bunch of them making so much noise outside, but one sounds like a whole chorus. They’re capable of many tones, whistles and clicks and are known to mimic other birds and man-made sounds. Doesn’t this one kind of sound like it’s mimicking Beavis?

[youtube http://youtu.be/mDqsgbtpDLk]

(Maybe this doesn’t demonstrate it well, but that’s what immediately popped in my head when I listened back to the recording.)

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