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 for Sternopastor contra
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Starling \Star"ling\ (-l[i^]ng), n. [OE. sterlyng, a dim. of OE.
     stare, AS. staer; akin to AS. stearn, G. star, staar, OHG.
     stara, Icel. starri, stari, Sw. stare, Dan. staer, L.
     sturnus. Cf. Stare a starling.]
     1. (Zool.) Any passerine bird belonging to Sturnus and
        allied genera. The European starling ({Sturnus vulgaris)
        is dark brown or greenish black, with a metallic gloss,
        and spotted with yellowish white. It is a sociable bird,
        and builds about houses, old towers, etc. Called also
        stare, and starred. The pied starling of India is
        Sternopastor contra.
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     2. (Zool.) A California fish; the rock trout.
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     3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge
        for protection and support; -- called also sterling.
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     Rose-colored starling. (Zool.) See Pastor.
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