Imagine a bird, not confined by national boundaries or familiar landscapes, but a feathered citizen of the world. This is the essence of a cosmopolitan bird species – one that transcends geographic limitations and thrives in a vast tapestry of habitats across... Read more »
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.
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The European Starling, is a marvel of adaptation and survival. These birds are not just survivors; they are conquerors, thriving in a variety of habitats and often outcompeting native species for resources. Their introduction to new environments, while controversial, highlights their resilience and versatility. This adaptability, however,... Read more »