European Starling

European Starling
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Crow
Common Name : European Starling
Scientific Name : Sturnus vulgaris
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

A European Starling’s feathers are black, glossed purple or green and spotted with white. Young Starlings are grey-brown. The legs are short and pinkish-red. In summer the male’s beak is yellow with a blue-gray base, the female’s beak is yellow. In winter, the beak is black. The feathers have white tips. Their foot is star-shaped.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 7 – 9 Inches (19 – 22 Centimeters)
Weight: 2 – 3 Ounces (60 – 90 Grams)
Wingspan: 14 – 17 Inches (37 – 42 Centimeters)

Behavior :

European Starlings usually live in grasslands and open woodland. They are active during the day, flying to the ground where they eat seeds and insects.

Social Organization :

Flock; European Starlings live in sizable groups.

Approval Level : None; European Starlings are very common in the forest.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

European Starlings have sharp talons and beaks in addition to running in large groups.

Training Level : Specialty - Group Flying;

The bulk of the flock must be kept busy while stragglers are caught and killed.

Hunting Tactic : Birds
Food Quality : High; Starlings are a decently sized catch that yields tasty flesh of good quality.