Large and social starling of fields, parks, and farmland. Adult’s contrastingly and sharply demarcated white head in both sexes is unique amongst the region's starlings. Females are duller than males, but both have gray bodies and dark wings with a white patch. Juveniles are brown overall with a pale face. Gathers in immense roosts in the winter, often with White-cheeked Starlings. Noisy, often giving harsh and ear-splitting calls, particularly when flying in to roost.