Can you identify these birds?

by Louise
(WI)

A flock of about 30 birds has visited my yard in Southern WI twice in the last month. The most similar bird I can find online is the black-breasted button quail which live in Australia and are nearly threatened so I am sure that is not what they are. The picture is not very good, but I can tell you that they are larger than robins. Their bellies are black and white speckled and their backs and tails are mostly brown with white and black. They have short tails, round bodies, relatively long black beaks and orange feet. The way they move is very fast and "bouncy". Thank you!

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Dec 09, 2013
Starlings NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

I'm fairly sure that your birds are common Starlings in their winter plumage.

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