European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris Order: Passeriformes Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)
Sturnus vulgaris Order: Passeriformes Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)

This myna relative was originally introduced in Central Park in the 1890s by a “naturalization society” that was trying to bring to America every bird mentioned by William Shakespeare. Starlings nest in cavities, and can dominate and even kill bluebirds and larger woodpeckers to appropriate their nest sites.

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