I just listened to the audio book of Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. This book made me fall in love with one of the most hated but ubiquitous birds in the world. I also have more of an appreciation for Mozart now. These birds are smart, playful, curious, talkative, observant, and mischievous. Apparently, so was Mozart.
One of his pieces follows a Starling’s personality and song. It differs from his other works dramatically and is called A Musical Joke.