European Starling (Sturnus Valgaris)

Name and Alias

The scientific name for the bird is Sturnus Vulgaris, but the bird is more commonly known as the European starling.

Physical description

The European starling is a Stocky, black, songbird. Also has short tails, triangular wings, and long pointed bills. These birds are sometimes resented for their abundance and aggressiveness. European starlings are covered in white spots during the winter and in the summer they get this nice glossy look. They are about 8.7 inches with their wingspan and they usually travel in flocks.


The European starlings are originally from the European countries.

Method of Transportation

The European Starling was brought here by Shakespeare Enthusiasts in the nineteenth century.
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Last seen

There is European Starlings in all fifty of the United States. There is a lot less in Hawaii and Alaska.
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Some of the negative effect of this invasive species is that steal food from the livestock of the farmers. Also, they contaminate food and water with their droppings. This can cause safety hazards to anyone who consumes these products.

Punishment / Sentence

Some ways we are getting rid of European Starlings is sealing opens, removing the nest and eggs without killing them, legal consideration, long term solutions

By: Tyler and Alex