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A family of dark-colored social birds.

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Usage examples (34)
  • There is a lone starling on the fence.
  • Tom was moving about the room whistling like a starling.
  • A starling is a bird common to temperate climates here and in Asia.
  • The starling was the most common bird spotted around schools until 2009 when it was knocked off by the blackbird.
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