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Species Code: STVU
Breeding Range Map
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This species is abundant in most habitats at lower elevations throughout Washington, following human development. At higher elevations, it is limited to developed sites such as ski areas. Generally, it is absent from montane and high elevations forests.
Core zones were those below the Silver Fir zone in western Washington below the Interior Redcedar zone in northeastern Washington, and below the Subalpine zone elssewhere in eastern Washington. In zones where agriculture or development is major cover type, all habitats except bare ground were good.
Washington breeders represent the widespread nominate Eurasian subspecies S.v.vulgaris. Starlings were successfully introduced from Europe to New York's Central Park in l890 after two failed attempts. Starlings are most common in developed and agricultural areas, but they make use of virtually all habitats, even the edges of old forest stands, when these habitats are adjacent to developed or agricultural areas.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester