Common Starling (2010/2289)

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Originally introduced from Europe to help control pasture pests, starlings are now a very common bird throughout New Zealand. As well as feeding in open pasture, some, like this bird, search for insects along sandy shores.

Common names
common starling, starling, European starling
Location
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Photo ID
10044