European Starling (juvenile) ~ Star (Jungvogel) ~ Sturnus vulgaris
Finally I have managed to write two small informative (and hopefully helpful) “articles” about the EMERGENCY HANDLING OF BABY WILD BIRDS and about the FEEDING OF WILD BIRDS ~ check them out! :-) Edit: The links don’t work with the app …
Above you can see two baby Starlings I helped handraising in 2014, feather dust included. :-) Starlings look very unlike their parents and are often confused with young European Blackbirds. Their diet luckily is almost identical.
These two guys were “coughing” because they had a Cytodites nudus infection (an air sac parasite). I took them to the bird vet who treated them and kept them in her bird rehab center where they were eventually released.
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