Nosoloaves - Birds of the world

Posted May 27, 2017

Spring is settled and begins a time when nature welcomes us with their best clothes. The fields look colorful with the flowers, the leaves sprout strongly in the trees and the animals become more active. So start a fantastic day to go out to the countryside and enjoy the explosion of life and colors with which we will meet.

Perhaps they could also be days to reflect on the role we should all play to preserve our increasingly fragile nature and how much need each of us so that we can continue to give us that joy, peace and happiness that we all need. A simple gesture of each of us is worth a treasure.

As for our beloved birds, practically all are already paired or about to do so. Many of them are already with chickens and others, like the protagonists of this new entrance, in full bridal courtship, singing the love with their plumage of gala, and beginning to construct the nests.

Sturnus unicolor (Sturnus unicolor)

Black starling Sturnus unicolor

Black starling (Sturnus unicolor)

These images do not leave room for many doubts about who our protagonists are. Since they are fairly trustworthy, they are accustomed to the human presence and usually nest in hollows of more or less quiet constructions, surely all we have seen on numerous occasions.

The black starling (Sturnus unicolor) - spotless starling in English; étourneau sansonnet , in French; and Araba zozo beltza in Euskera - is a species of passeriform bird of the family Sturnidae .

It is a basically sedentary species and its distribution comprises Iberian Peninsula, northwest Africa and some Mediterranean islands like Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia.

Outside of the nuptial season, the plumage is no longer so bright, there are usually small white speckles and the beak becomes dark.

The young show a more brown plumage and the legs and the (Sturnus unicolor)

Black sturgeon (Sturnus unicolor)

Black starling (Sturnus unicolor)

Their sizes range between 21 and 22 cm in length and between 37 and 42 cm in wingspan. Its weight moves between 75 and 90 gr.

Their food is varied and includes invertebrates, fruits, seeds, ...

Their habitat is very dispersed and although they prefer mainly small towns and small rural areas, we can also find them in open forests,

Black starling (Sturnus unicolor)

Black starling ( Sturnus unicolor

Sturnus unicolor

Sturnus unicolor > Reproduction, at least in the Peninsula, usually begins at the end of April, extends until the end of June and can carry up to 2 spots per season.

They are very gregarious birds, usually always move in bands and, at day's fall, meet in big dormitories.

They often mimic the singing of other birds and males usually practice polygamy.

Black starling (Sturnus unicolor)

Black starling (Sturnus unicolor) )

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