Male and Female:
Summer: A black iridescent bird in summer with white speckles over entire body; their bill is a sharp yellow; their wings and tail are edged in white and brown; their feet and legs are red.
Winter: Speckles increase and some become brown; the bill is black; their feet and legs are red; theeir wings and tail have more brown. Stands approximately 7 1/2-8 1/2" or 19-21 cm tall.
Voice: Their voice mimics the songs of other birds and even sounds of cats and whistles.
Food: Their diet consists of a variety of insects including worms, grubs and weed seeds.
Nest/Eggs: Their nest is a loose cup in a cavity filled with grass, leaves, cloth and feathers, usually up to 18 metres above the ground. 4-5 eggs.
Did you know? Sixty Starlings were introduced into New York City in 1890, and since then they have spread throughout North America.
Due to the fact that the European Starling looks the same in both male and female, I have combined these together under the one heading.