Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
Location: Ground, feeders
European Starlings prefer urban or suburban areas where artificial structures and trees provide adequate nesting and roosting sites. They also commonly reside in grassy areas where foraging is easy—such as farmland, grazing pastures, playing fields, golf courses, and airfields.
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Genus: Sturnus (starlings)
Family: Sturdinae (starlings)
Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)