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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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Nearby Sightings

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Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Majura, ACT - 28 Jul 2019 Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Majura, ACT - 23 Jun 2019 Peirates sp. (genus) (Yellow-spot Assassin Bug) at Majura, ACT - 25 Apr 2019 Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018 Belenois java (Caper White) at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018 Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018 Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch) at Majura, ACT - 4 Jul 2018 Ptilotula fuscus (Fuscous Honeyeater) at Majura, ACT - 23 Apr 2018 Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Majura, ACT - 23 Apr 2018 Ardea pacifica (White-necked Heron) at Majura, ACT - 9 Apr 2018 Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Majura, ACT - 9 Apr 2018 Myiagra inquieta (Restless Flycatcher) at Majura, ACT - 3 Mar 2018
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Majura, ACT - 28 Jul 2019
Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Majura, ACT - 23 Jun 2019
Peirates sp. (genus) (Yellow-spot Assassin Bug) at Majura, ACT - 25 Apr 2019
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Belenois java (Caper White) at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Majura, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch) at Majura, ACT - 4 Jul 2018
Ptilotula fuscus (Fuscous Honeyeater) at Majura, ACT - 23 Apr 2018
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Majura, ACT - 23 Apr 2018
Ardea pacifica (White-necked Heron) at Majura, ACT - 9 Apr 2018
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Majura, ACT - 9 Apr 2018
Myiagra inquieta (Restless Flycatcher) at Majura, ACT - 3 Mar 2018

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Location

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
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