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'''Starlings''' was one of the many species of birds found in [[Middle-earth]]. After [[Smaug]]'s death many birds were gathering around [[Erebor]]. [[Thorin]] saw among them "starlings and flocks of [[finches]]".<ref>{{H|15}}.</ref>
 
'''Starlings''' was one of the many species of birds found in [[Middle-earth]]. After [[Smaug]]'s death many birds were gathering around [[Erebor]]. [[Thorin]] saw among them "starlings and flocks of [[finches]]".<ref>{{H|15}}.</ref>
  
[[Tom Bombadil]] mentions starlings in his song ''[[Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo!]]'' in the [[Old Forest]]: "''Light goes the weather-wind and the feathered starling.''"<ref>{{FR|I6}}</ref> He himself is compared to a starling when he enters the room in his house where the [[hobbits]] had been sleeping: "Tom was moving about the room whistling like a starling."<ref>{{FR|I7}}.</ref>
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[[Tom Bombadil]] mentions starlings in his song ''[[Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo!]]'' in the [[Old Forest]]: "''Light goes the weather-wind and the feathered starling.''"<ref>{{FR|I6}}</ref> He himself is compared to a starling when he comes to the room in his house where the Hobbits had been sleeping: "Tom was moving about the room whistling like a starling."<ref>{{FR|I7}}.</ref>
  
 
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