Caption: Starling, Credit: Philip Heron
Image by: Philip Heron 
Starling 

Starlings ~ Sturnus vulgaris

From: Atlantic Public Media
Series: One Species at a Time ~ The Encyclopedia of Life
Length: 06:06

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A story in two acts of the starling: omnivorous, gregarious, adaptable, and highly successful in its adopted land. Read the full description.

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Act One tells the story about this winged invader with an $800 million appetite for fruit crops. As for Act Two, we’ll let independent producer Josh Kurz and the theater troupe Higher Mammals explain.

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Piece Description

Act One tells the story about this winged invader with an $800 million appetite for fruit crops. As for Act Two, we’ll let independent producer Josh Kurz and the theater troupe Higher Mammals explain.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

A live host could cut the opening self id and use one of the following suggested intros:
Next up, our special series, One Species at a Time with Ari Daniel Shapiro from The Encyclopedia of Life
OR
From the Encyclopedia of Life, here's Ari Daniel Shapiro for One Species At a Time.

OUTRO:

Each piece has a back announce with credits and music mixed in and cannot be cut.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Land of Fun Georg Brandl Egloff Ocean Theme. 2009 :00

Additional Credits

Josh Kurz and the Higher Mammals Theatre Troupe

Related Website

www.eol.org/podcast