Starling: this bird occurs but rarely. Probably the stern in the arms of DUKE means the same, and not as sometimes supposed the stern of a vessel.
Sable, an escutcheon between starlings in orle argent--CALVERLEY.
Or, six starlings between three mullets sable, each charged with a bezant--PELTON.
Erminois, a fesse wavy azure between three starlings sable, beaked and lagged gules--GAMBIER, Baron Gambier.
Azure, a chevron between three sterns argent, beaked and lagged gules--DUKE, co. Suffolk.