A starling looks startlingly different in fresh fall plumage with white-tipped feathers. In the spring and summer the white ends mostly wear away until the starling appears darker like the bird we're more used to seeing. This color change is called wear molt. Photographed in a mountain ash tree at the Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area by Stan Gibbons on 11-13-2018.

You are invited to contribute photographs to this community photo album. Your photo will appear here and also be eligible to run in the print edition of the Lewiston Tribune, on the back page of Wednesday’s Northwest section, or daily in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News as that newspaper’s Reader Photo of the Day.
Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment