European Starling - Sturnidae sturnus vulgaris
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breeding plumage

nonbreeding plumage

Photo Details
Starling in breeding plumage on May 2, 2005 - Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah - ©Sean Breaseal
Starling in nonbreeding plumage January 3, 2008, Draper City, Salt Lake County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis

Other Information
Non-native bird imported from Europe. Competes with native Woodpeckers and Bluebirds for nest cavities.  A birder reported  Starlings removing all the eggs from his Purple Martin bird houses and dumping them on his neighbor's car.

Utah Range Map
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