Starlings have a number of subspecies that are found all over the world! These birds are not native to North America, but are an introduced species. These birds are native to southern and western Europe as well as southwestern Asia. These birds are typically found in urban and agricultural settings.
In the US, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 protects all native birds but does not apply to the growing starling population. This is because starlings are an introduced species in America and are considered a pest bird.
Starlings are very aggressive birds that are known to evict other native birds by attacking their eggs and young. Starlings are known to create massive flocks that can number from 100,000 to over a million birds!| Back |