(Sturnus vulgaris)

The Starling is a very common bird in Britain. Found in parklands, gardens.

They can form large flocks at times when migrating flocks from Northern and Eastern Europe join them. 



  • Black, green, purple sheen in summer

  • Plain spots in winter


  • 3 - 4 eggs

  • Young fledge in 20 - 25 days


Starlings will eat insects and fruits in the summer months can also be found scavenging in car parks, industrial areas, landfill etc


Found nesting in holes found in trees, or buildings.

Starlings flocks that are migrating can reach 100,000

Starlings can copy the songs of other birds

Starlings will deliberatley lay an egg in another females nest

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