Q Bird ID, San Francisco

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TheBlackGrouse Veteran Member • Posts: 3,586
Re: Q Bird ID, San Francisco

Woody S wrote:

Yup, European starling. They were introduced to New York City by someone who wanted to introduce all the bids mentioned by Shakespeare. They're a pest wherever they appear, compete for nest cavities with native species and usually win.

Over here in Western Europe Starlings have (more or less) their own place in the group of cavity-nesting species. There is not that much competition since they belong here.

Another example of how introduced species can disturb ecosystems.

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