Wild Florida Photo - Sturnus vulgaris

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Sturnus vulgaris

EUROPEAN STARLING

COMMON STARLING

Not native to Florida

 

As their name implies, these songbirds are native to Europe. They were brought to North America in the 1890's.
European starlings are blackbird-sized and dark with a relatively long, slender bill. During breeding - December through August - they have a purple and green iridescence in the light and a yellow bill. Non-breeding birds - September through February - have a more brownish appearance with small light spots. The bill is dark in the winter, turning yellow before the breeding plumage appears.

 
Sturnus vulgaris is a member of the Sturnidae - Starlings family.
 

















For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds page for this species

Date record last modified:
Apr 01, 2019