Spotless starling

I photographed this spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor) in Spain a few years ago. We were in a hide overlooking a broken pan-tiled roof where a small colony of lesser kestrels were breeding. Mixed in with the kestrel were good numbers of spotless starling, a Spanish speciality. I have many images of them from several visits to Spain and I always think they are a super bird to photograph. Despite looking black from a distance, they have a beautiful glossy plumage and are amazing songsters and will mimic many other birds and man-made sounds that they hear.

spotless starling, Spain | Yorkshire wildlife photographer
Spotless starling photographed in Spain
spotless starling singing
Spotless starling singing and displaying
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