Starlings and Mynas
Breeds August-January. Builds an untidy cup nest in tree hollows, stumps, fence posts, walls and celiings of buildings. Is considered a pest in Australia. Willl readily compete with native bird species for nest sites. Forms large flocks in winter.
Glossy black with the appearance of white spots due to the underparts tipped white in autumn.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Common Starlings were introduced to Australia from Europe, north and west Asia in the 1860s.
Omnivore, feeding on invertebrates and seeds in paddocks and on lawns. Also eats human scraps and fruit crops.
Urban areas, agricultural areas near towns. Also open woodlands, watercourses, gardens and orchards.