Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor) Estorninho-preto

Spotless Starlings are by far the most common in Portugal and are a resident species throughout the country, but nowhere do they form the massive murmurations that are the essence of the Common Starling in northern Europe. However, they are no less beautiful for that, as they're akin to black holes for light just seems to fall into them.

Approachable inside villages, they are wary, skittish and unapproachable anywhere away from them. If you can approach nearer than 200 mts in the open countryside you'll be doing well. They're  especially beautiful of course during the breeding season when their chest are full not so much with feathers as plumes.

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