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European Starling - A Nightmare
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03/14/2012
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Hear how a Shakespeare fan brought the European Starling to North America.

 

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2:00 minutes (1.62 MB)
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You can find European Starlings in huge flocks from coast to coast, and from Northern Canada deep into Mexico. Yet not one of these iridescent-black, yellow-billed starlings is native to the Americas. One hundred starlings were released in Central Park in New York City in 1890. From that small, misinformed beginning, starlings have now multiplied into more than 200 million birds across the country.
 


 
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