Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)

Taken at Barbate, Spain, on November 6th 2016.
(1/800th sec at f14. © David Hastings)


L: 19 - 22 cm

The Spotless Starling is very similar to the Common Starling, but is entirely unspotted in spring and summer.

It is found in Spain, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and north Africa.

It breeds around habitations and farmyards, sometimes in olive groves or in holes in cliffs.

It is non-migratory. Behaviour is otherwise as the Common Starling.

It is of Least Concern in the IUCN list.


16-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
15-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
13-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
12-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
11-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
06-Nov-2016 : Barbate, Spain
05-Nov-2016 : Playa de Los Lances, Spain
04-Nov-2016 : Huerta Grande, Spain
03-Nov-2016 : Montejaque, Spain (30+)