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Urban wildlife

Observed: 21st December 2012 By: babarbabar’s reputation in Birds
P1070502a
Description:

Market traders had discarded a box of rotten avocadoes on a street in central London. The market is a venue for scavenging seagulls and pigeons but this is the first time I have seen these birds on a pavement, Five were there but one flew off when I took the picture and the others flew off when i approached nearer. What are they?

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Common Starling
    Confidence: It might be this.
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Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Revised ID

You are correct but you need to add a scientific name to complete your ID. Add a revised ID with Common Starling but then press "get recommended" for the scientific name. It is this name that truly identifies your sighting.

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Also know as the European

Also know as the European Starling