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Intermediate sizeSturnus vulgaris

1 Common Starling at Majura, ACT

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Sturnus vulgaris at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Sturnus vulgaris at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Sturnus vulgaris at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Sturnus vulgaris at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Sturnus vulgaris at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018

Identification history

Intermediate size Sturnus vulgaris 7 Jan 2019 natureguy
Intermediate size Sturnus vulgaris 7 Jan 2019 RyuCallaway
Intermediate size Oriolus sagittatus 6 Jan 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I am a bit uncertain about this identification but I believe it is an immature Olive-backed Oriole. It moves like an oriole but the colours are wrong. The beak has the shape of an oriole’s beak but not the colour. The Australian Bird Guide says the immature bird is green, including the beak but more than happy to be corrected. It was moving in the dead tree where there were starlings but no adult oriole approached it.

2 comments

   7 Jan 2019
Young Starlings are a dull brown
   7 Jan 2019
Hi Ryu, Thanks for that. There were starlings in the tree and so that makes sense. Cheers

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Belenois java at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Cormobates leucophaea at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Carduelis carduelis at Majura, ACT - 4 Jul 2018
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Acanthiza chrysorrhoa at Majura, ACT - 23 Apr 2018
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Myiagra inquieta at Majura, ACT - 3 Mar 2018

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.178465-35.278647
  • Altitude 582.8m
  • Places Majura, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 31 Dec 2018 7:45 AM Recorded on
  • BIrdsinCanberra Recorded by
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