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European Starling

European Starling

 

As its name implies, the European Starling is not indigenous to North America. They have only been here for a little over a hundred years.

 

The European Starling was first introduced into the United States when a man released a hundred of them in New York City's Central Park in 1890.

 

Since then the European Starling has multiplied so successfully, they are now one of the most abundant birds in North America.

 

 

 

Nesting Habits

 

Nesting Habits of the European Starling

 

The nest area of the European Starling is filled with grass, feathers, and other similar materials. The female European Starling lays 3-6 whitish eggs having a blue or green hue. She incubates the eggs for about 12 days when they hatch.

 

Wild Bird Library - European Starling - Nesting

Both the male and female European Starling bring food to the baby chicks. The European Starling hatchlings remain in the nest for up to 23 days, then they leave the nest but stay nearby still receiving food from their parents. After that point, the young European Starling birds go out on their own and join up with other birds their age.

 

 

 

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