The Museum and Sea Center are closed due to the stay at home order but you can still shop unique items in our online store (sbnature.org/store).

What are these backyard birds?

Please identify the attached pictures as I am uncertain of their names.

Thanks,

Lewis Rubin

Lewis Rubin, Santa Barbara - September 19, 2020

Curator Response

Hi Lewis,

These look like juvenile European Starlings molting into adult plumage.

Keep birding,

Curators of Vertebrate Zoology Krista Fahy, Ph.D., and Paul W. Collins, M.A.

Lewis Rubin response:

Thank you for your response.