Forum > Identifying Birds > Identify Black Bird, Slightly Smaller Than A Blackbird With White On Its Head And An Orange Beak

Webmaster Posted 19-Jun-2017 12:38
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On behalf of Dorothy who sent in an email:-

The bird was black and slightly smaller than a blackbird with white on its head and an orange beak. 

I saw it at the NEC in Birmingham UK

Sorry no photo

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Mickc Posted 19-Jun-2017 22:06
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I wonder if this was a Starling, Dorothy.  I am sure you are familiar with them and they are black with a yellow beak and smaller than a Blackbird.  They do not have white on their heads but in bright sunlight their glossy feathers may appear white.  As you will know there can be quite a variation in their plumage in different lights but in sunshine they can be stunning.

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