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BIRDS

European Starling - Alexandria

EUROPEAN STARLINGS

At A Glance

  • IDENTIFICATION: Iridescent, purple head, green and blue wings, brown and black body, yellow beak, orange feet
  • COMMONLY CONFUSED WITH: Grackles and blackbirds
  • CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern - Population Decreasing
  • DIET: Fruit, grains, insects, invertebrates
  • HABITAT: Agricultural fields, towns, grassy areas
  • NESTING: Cavity in a building, streetlights, traffic signal supports, old woodpecker holes
  • BEHAVIOR: Ground foraging
  • SPECIAL SKILLS: Wear moulting, extreme taste buds, high-speed flight (up to 48 mph!)
  • SEASONS FOR VIEWING IN NORTH LOUISIANA: Year round