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European Starling

Length: 8.5 inches Song: sings various trilling melodies, whistles, clatters, twitters.
Wingspan: 15.5 inches Behavior: Juveniles form foraging flocks. Joins other species in winter roosts which may number more than a million birds.
Weight: 3.0 ounces Breeding: Monogamous. Often forms loose colonies.  Some individual males polygynous. Aggressive for nesting chambers.
Habitat: Open Landscape, Grasslands,Tundras, savanna, coastal ponds/sloughs, salt, brackish or freshwater, coastal marshes, coastal wetlands, salt marshes, prairie potholes. Population: Common, stable over most of the continent.
Migration: Northern birds migrate Feeders: Bread, peanut butter, suet, and small seeds. Uses bluebirds-sized or larger nest boxes.
Appearance: Buffy and edging feathers, long pointed yellow bill, black with a sheen of green and purple, short tail.
Interesting Facts: Eurasian species was introduced to North America in 1890 in New York City's Central Park and has become so well established that large flocks have become a nuisance.

Compiled by Cameron, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

Photos used with permission from Richard Healy.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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