(Sturnidae; Ϯ Common Starling S. vulgaris) L. sturnus  starling; "94. STURNUS.  Rostrum subulatum, angulato-depressum, obtusiusculum: Mandibula superiore integerrima, marginibus patentiusculis.  Nares supra marginatæ.  Lingua emarginata, acuta." (Linnaeus 1758); "Sturnus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, p. 167. Type, by tautonymy, "Sturnus" = Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus." (Amadon in Peters1962, XV, 104). Linnaeus's Sturnus comprised four species (S. vulgaris, S. Luteolus, S. Contra, S. Cinclus). The Common Starling is a widespread commensal of man, native from Britain to Lake Baikal and Kashmir, but introduced throughout much of the globe.
Var. Sturmus.
Synon. Psar, Quiscalis.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 15 December 2018).