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Western Lit: ‘Mozart’s Starling’ Explores the Unlikely Relationship Between a Musical Genius and the Avian Pariah

As a child in Los Angeles, I watched European starlings bathe in gutter puddles. I admired their gleaming feathers and quick bright eyes. Field guides and birdwatchers say starlings perch on the lowest rung of the ornithological ladder, thanks to their tendency to invade both cities and fragile habitats, pushing out native birds and decimating […]