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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

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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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Location information

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

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

Sighting information


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