Here in North America, we’re mostly accustomed to disliking starlings. We come by it honestly, since they are an invasive species brought here by colonialists trying to make the “New World” more like the one they’d left across the pond.
But while the European starling is mostly a drab nuisance to us, even we can appreciate the beauty of some of the less familiar starling species found around the world.
It’s also commonly called the purple glossy starling, for obvious reasons. It seems silly to leave out how amazingly shiny it is.