Giant Starling?

by Laura
(Colfax, WI)

Looks like a giant Starling but much larger. Also has a dark beak.Does anyone know what it is?

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Nov 26, 2015
If you don't want...
by: Margaret Mariam

Large starlings need to stick to ground feeding in my yard. To protect the suet for the smaller birds, I use upside down suet feeders for suet. (I have eight feeder/half of them are for suet.) On rare occasions, a large starling WILL hold on, upside down, and have some of the suet. Impressed by their determination and strength, I do not discourage them. But most starlings decide its just easier to stick to the fallen seeds.

Last summer starlings pulled the air vents out of the soffits and built nests in the lower roof of my school. To my surprise and relief, most of the starlings left once their young were grown. As far as I am concerned, they are welcome back next year; if its only for short term "rentals."

Nov 26, 2015
Giant Starling
by: John

Despite the fact this bird may be larger than its typical starling counterparts it still appears to me to be a starling.

The mottled body feathers and longer beak are usually a good indicator that it is in fact a starling.

I have had some pretty large ones visit my feeders also.

You did a great job on the photographs. Good pictures to
help identify this bird!

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