European Starling

Ile de France – Bougival

In summer they are purplish-green iridescent with yellow beaks.

They prefer to live near human settlements.

Traveling in large group, the species is partially migrant .

They are gregarious and spend their time forming groups, which can reach more than one million of birds.  they sleep in community dormitories having then a protection against predators. When they fly in group, they can have brutal change of direction and in presence of a danger they gather together making a « compact »  big ball.

They have a large vocal range and can imitate many other birds, being very noisy.

If they usually nest in the holes of a tree, they also stay in a wall or in some hidden place of a roof.

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