Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Sturnus Vulgaris

Walking down westgate a feathered ventriloquist, with American cousins on the East coast...

Sturnus Vulgaris, the cheerfully common Starling. He was strolling down Westgate with his other friends. They must be roosting on the rooftops somewhere. The coat is very oily looking, and i read they love to mimic car alarms and peoples voices!

He has some close relatives living in the USA. An American pharmacist thought it would be cool to introduce them to Central park in New york. It is said that he, Eugene Schiefflin wanted every bird species mentioned by Shakespeare.

Apparently they had a bit role in Henry IV by Shakespeare. The American starlings have been dreaming of the lights on Broadway ever since :)

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