Size: 7 1/2"
Male: Gray-to-black bird with white speckles in the fall and winter. Shiny purple black during spring and summer. Long, pointed bill that is yellow in the spring and turns gray in the fall. Short tail.
Female: Same as male.
Juvenile: Similar to adult, gray brown in color with a streaked chest.
Nest: Female and male line a cavity. Two broods per year.
Eggs: 4-6; bluish with brown markings
Incubation: 12-14 days; female and male incubate
Fledging: 18-20 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The European Starling can be found in St. Charles County year round.
Food: Insects, seeds, fruit, and will come to seed and suet feeders.