Details of this species in United States (USA)
Occurrence: Established and expanding
Source: Adeney, 2001
Arrival Date: 1890
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.
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.