Definition of 'starling'
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Because of the huge mess left each day by sparrows and starlings. Christianity Today (2000) Young starlings are noisy in their nests under the eaves. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the next few days an enormous number of young starlings will be leaving the nest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Thousands of householders are being urged to redesign their gardens to halt the rapid decline of sparrows and starlings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The sky is full of starlings flying fast and direct to their nest with food in their beak for their young. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We wanted swifts, but are pleased nonetheless to have finished up with sparrows and starlings. Times, Sunday Times (2009)New figures have also shown perilous declines in the number of starlings, song thrushes and house sparrows. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The findings emphasised research that suggested house sparrows and starlings were declining, though the reasons for the slump remain unclear. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now we have 10m sparrows and 1.9m starlings. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Young starlings are out of the nest - a little early this year, like so much else. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They do not chase their parents as the young starlings do, but sit on a twig, calling and waiting. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a trickle of thin, mildly musical notes that went continuously on, in the style of a group of singing starlings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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