Story: Introduced land birds

Male starling

Male starling

Male starlings can be distinguished from females by their eyes, which are uniformly dark brown. The females’ eyes have yellow or orange edges.

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Photograph by Dick Veitch

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How to cite this page:

Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Starlings and mynas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17164/male-starling (accessed 6 July 2020)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015