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European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris


All the European Starlings in North America descended from 100 birds set loose in New York's Central Park in the early 1890s. The birds were intentionally released by a group who wanted America to have all the birds that Shakespeare ever mentioned. It took several tries, but eventually the population took off. Today, more than 200 million European Starlings range from Alaska to Mexico, and many people consider them pests. (Cornell)

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Tom15 6 years ago

Thank you Ava.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

This is gorgeous!

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2014
Submitted on Feb 2, 2014

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