Starling didn't want a pear anyway.|
Mostly because he prefers insects
Are we bored with birds yet?
In part because once again you provide a demonstration in naming conventions related to geographical location. *G* I think your theory is quite accurate; immigrating ancestors named birds after their closest analogy 'back home'.
Starlings around here are more similar to corvids; in fact, I think they're in with that group. All black, no speckling at all. Hence my assumption.
So I guess my theory of names applies in your case, but not in mine. It's nice when everybody can be right :D
Edited at 2009-05-04 09:06 pm (UTC)