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The Starling. One of the Talking Birds

The Starling. One of the Talking Birds.jpg A Gray Parrot on His Perch. Waiting to Speak His PieceThumbnailsA Hooded Peregrine Falcon. Its eyes are covered by the hood until the game is in sightA Gray Parrot on His Perch. Waiting to Speak His PieceThumbnailsA Hooded Peregrine Falcon. Its eyes are covered by the hood until the game is in sightA Gray Parrot on His Perch. Waiting to Speak His PieceThumbnailsA Hooded Peregrine Falcon. Its eyes are covered by the hood until the game is in sight

Have you ever seen a Starling and heard one talk? If not you have missed a treat, for this bird has fine powers of speech. He can whistle, croak and talk and is one of the choice delights of many a cottage home in Europe. He has lately been imported into this country.

The common starling is a very pretty creature, clad in brown, with purple and green hues, and a buff-colored tip to each feather which gives the bird a fine speckled appearance. In its wild state it has a soft and sweet song, and in a cage is a pert and friendly house pet, one that mocks the songs of others, learns to whistle tunes, and can talk as clearly as many of its keepers. I must tell the story of a pair of very cute and lively starlings, as it is told us by the gentleman in whose house these birds were born and brought up

Author
Home Life in All Lands--Book III--Animal Friends and Helpers
by Charles Morris
Published in 1911
Available from gutenberg.org
Keywords
Birds
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