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This bird was seen in the Ramona Grasslands in So. Cal. today.  I believe it is a European Starling but the brown head does not match the iBird description and photos.

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Yes, this is a European Starling. It's a juvenile (just hatched this summer) partway through molting into its adult plumage. It's common for them to look like this around August and September.

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8 hours ago, BarbetSmith said:

Yes, this is a European Starling. It's a juvenile (just hatched this summer) partway through molting into its adult plumage. It's common for them to look like this around August and September.

Thanks for your reply with the information on why it varies from the iBird descriptions and photos. 

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