European Starling

 Kevin and I spotted this European Starling on Catalina Island near the harbor.

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Fun Facts:

  • All European Starlings in North America descended from 100 birds set loose in New York’s Central Park in the early 1890’s
  • Starlings are strong fliers and can get up to 48 mph

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Starling colors are so pretty

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Happy Birding!

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13 thoughts on “European Starling

  1. It’s amazing what a hundred and some years will produce! Wow, they spread like the Eurasion Collared Dove is doing right now!

  2. We have starlings in Australia from a similar source – not the best decision anybody has ever made!! Nice pictures.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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