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The European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is a native of Eurasia and North Africa. The starling can be described as a stocky, medium-sized black bird with a short tail. In flight, the starling has a distinctly triangular shape. Starlings breed from March through July. In spring and summer, breeding pairs disperse rather than stay with concentrated flocks. Nests are bulky collections of sticks, dried grasses, other fibers, paper and similar debris.