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European Starlings are native to most of Europe and western Asia. These noisy, gregarious and colorful birds have also been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, North America, and South Africa. The European Starling is among the most familiar of birds in temperate regions in the world, and is often seen in large groups.
They are beautifully colored shiny black, glossed purple or green, and spangled with white, especially so in winter.
Starlings live in a variety of habitats and are well-adapted to live in and near human settlements. European Starlings are omnivorous, eating a wide variety of invertebrates, fruit, and seeds. They also will scavenge from dumps and readily visit bird feeders.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 07 December 2007|
|Scientific Name||Sturnus vulgaris|
|Birdorable Family||Starlings & Waxwings|
(as of 26 November 2016)
7.9 to 9.1 inches
12.2 to 15.7 inches
2.1 to 3.4 ounces
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia East Africa North America South America United States (West) United States (East) Australia and New Zealand|