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Blackbird vs. Starling

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Blackbirdnoun

A common true thrush, Turdus merula, found in woods and gardens over much of Eurasia, and introduced elsewhere.

Starlingnoun

A family, Sturnidae, of passerine birds.

Blackbirdnoun

A variety of New World birds of the family Icteridae (26 species of icterid bird).

Starlingnoun

The common starling, Sturnus vulgaris, which has dark, iridescent plumage.

Blackbirdnoun

A native of the South Pacific islands.

Starlingnoun

A structure of pilings that protects the piers of a bridge.

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Blackbirdnoun

In England, a species of thrush (Turdus merula), a singing bird with a fin note; the merle. In America the name is given to several birds, as the Quiscalus versicolor, or crow blackbird; the Agelæus phœniceus, or red-winged blackbird; the cowbird; the rusty grackle, etc. See Redwing.

Starlingnoun

A California fish, the rock trout, Hexagrammos, especially, Hexagrammos decagrammus, the boregat or bodieron.

Blackbirdnoun

Among slavers and pirates, a negro or Polynesian.

Starlingnoun

Any passerine bird belonging to Sturnus and allied genera. The European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is dark brown or greenish black, with a metallic gloss, and spotted with yellowish white. It is a sociable bird, and builds about houses, old towers, etc. Called also stare, and starred. The pied starling of India is Sternopastor contra.

Blackbirdnoun

A native of any of the islands near Queensland; - called also Kanaka.

Starlingnoun

A California fish; the rock trout.

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Blackbirdverb

to engage in the slave trade.

Starlingnoun

A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; - called also sterling.

Blackbirdnoun

any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black

Starlingnoun

gregarious birds native to the Old World

Blackbirdnoun

common black European thrush

Starling

Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. The name comes from the Latin word for starling, sturnus.

‘Sturnidae’;

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