Common Starling
Adult S. v. vulgaris in England
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Superfamily: Muscicapoidea
Clade: Starling clade
Family: Sturnidae
Subfamily: Sturninae
Tribe: Sturnini
Genus: Sturnus
Species: S. vulgaris
Binomial name
Sturnus vulgaris
Linnaeus, 1758
Native: yellow, breeding summer visitor; dark green, resident breeding; blue, wintering.
Introduced: light yellow, breeding summer visitor; light green, resident breeding.
Mozart - A Musical Joke, K

Mozart - A Musical Joke, K. 522 complete (Ein musikalischer Spaß)

A Musical Joke" K.522 Second Movement: Menuetto is based on the starling's song

The Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European Starling or just Starling, is a passerine bird in the family Sturnidae.

This species of starling is native to most of temperate Europe and western Asia. It is resident in southern and western Europe and southwestern Asia, while northeastern populations migrate south and west in winter to these regions, and also further south to areas where it does not breed in Iberia and north Africa. It has also been introduced to Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, North America, and South Africa.

Mozart is known to have a starling which he loved greatly.

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