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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Type genus of the common starlings.

Usage examples (27)
  • Say, isn't that a Sturnus vulgaris rather than a Corvus brachyrhynchos?
  • No native passerine have been recorded, but redpoll (Acanthis flammea) and common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) are both widespread and common.
  • Thus, the common European starling goes by the scientific name of Sturnus vulgaris, Sturnus being the genus of starlings and vulgaris meaning "common."
  • Birds considered to be endangered or rare are Sri Lanka wood pigeon Columba torringtoni, green-billed coucal Centropus chlororhynchus, Sri Lanka white-headed starling... for more
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