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To grab attention a Starling starts its performance with a whistle, rather like what used to be called a 'wolf-whistle'; 'peeee-ooouu!'. Its varied song includes a clicking, which sounds as if it is produced at the back of the throat. The rhythm of it reminds me of a witch doctor at work, a shaman shaking a rattle here and there to dispell evil spirits. Having established this exotic rhythmic background the starling then improvises an eccentric series of nasal warblings.
Its star-studded plumage glistens in the sun against the clear blue of the morning sky as it perches on the power lines. What a performer!