(Sturnus vulgaris)

FUN FACT

Starlings are excellent mimics! This has earned them the nickname "The Poor Man's Mynah."

Distribution

Native to Eurasian, but found almost worldwide as a result of both accidental and intentional introduction.

Habitat

Starlings prefer urban and suburban areas, where there are plenty of artificial structures to serve as nesting sites.

Diet

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See "Buddy" the European Starling in our Tropical Forest exhibit.