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    Details of this species in United States (USA)
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established and expanding
    Source: Adeney, 2001
    Arrival Date: 1890
    Introduction: Intentional
    Species Notes for this Location:
    European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) were allegedly introduced to US in 1890 by a man named Eugene Schlieffelin who released 100 birds into central park, New York.
    Management Notes for this Location:
    European starlings are too well-established in the United States for eradication to be employed as a plausible form of management.
    Location Notes:
    Impacts:
    Competition: A study on the status of the purple martin Progne subis population finds that the reduction in nesting by martin populations in buildings in Sacremento coincided with the explosion of European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) populations during the 1960s and 1970s (Airola and Grantham, 2003).
    Last Modified: 16/10/2004 3:36:37 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland