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BirdPix:   21035
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3318CD
Observer:   Oschadleus HD
Date of record:   2015-10-03
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   2 eggs on ground below weaver colony but too big to be weaver eggs (buildings nearby), 1 egg cracked by twig, other egg cold but intact. Looks like starling eggs?
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   733
Species name:   Sturnus vulgaris
Common name:   Common (European) Starling -- Europese Spreeu
Family:   Sturnidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-21035
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map | Species text
VM-number: 21035 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Pied Starling and Wattled Starling also lay blue-green eggs, but I would not expect them on Robben island
Date:   2017-08-28 22:47:08
Species name:   Sturnus vulgaris -- Common (European) Starling; Europese Spreeu
Species code:   733

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