Starling Birds Fact Should Know for Pet


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Common Black Starling bird Asia
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Starling Birds Fact Should You Know

Asia is the most popular of many species of birds that live there as one like starling birds. The Asian people particularly Southeast Asia like Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia. In this post, Starling Birds Fact Should You Know If You Decided To Keep Them for Pet I just share the experience about how to care for Starling birds.


Many people have a hobby take a bird for their pet. May in Europe the Starling become the pest because of they grow very fast and stole everything stuff to being food for them but it’s an instinct of the animal.

In Asia, the Starling bird becomes a scarce species in the next ten years caused by the hobby of people have a rare hobby like to be birds as they pet.

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Three often people have a hobby being birds to their pet and that danger for it. Starling birds as one species more preferably to be a pet because they have strong birds and also easy to feeding.

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Starling Size

Starling birds are small birds with cylinder beaks, short tails,s, and white points when they fly on wings. they also a little bit long leg and when fly the wings look short that make them as smaller birds but I opinion they include the middle size birds because they size around 13 cm beak to tail.

Plumage Colours Pattern

Starling colors pattern is changed within they have glossy plumage combine amazing with black and blue. Their beak commonly yellow, sometimes they have white on the neck and wings. but in winter they are plumage change to brown.

Behavior of Starling

Starling is flock birds they gather fly to find food fly together and drop down to grassland field to looking for food they have a loud voice to call each other and too greedy bird when its get food they can wipe up just on minutes.

Starling Habitat

Starling is common in suburbs, towns, and fields, human settlements, and they have comfortable lives beside and near-human lives. They build a nest on the high tree and a high building too. looking food at grassland and grown and lawns.
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Commonly White Starling Asia

Okay, now I share with you, why you do not choose the Starling birds for your pet. One of the reasons they are the expensive pet and more greedy bird either and also likely to wasted food.

1. The Starling birds know have more very fast growth in Europe

At Europe, Starling bird becomes a pest when they have grown very fast one of them can laying three-egg each season they have two seasons breeding a year. As reported by Garden Birdwatch the Starling more of them become very fast increase on Octobers when they added by the migrant. On Europe’s policy to save the animal, they have a good rule to prohibit take the bird to dangerous places.
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Common Europe Starling
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2. Feeding adaptations of Starling usual in the season

Starling birds of species within eating various kinds of food they are eating fruits, insects and sometimes meat. If food scarce thing they can cannibalism instinct and fight each other to get food.
The Starling bird when it has much food they usually only chosen insects for food like grasshoppers, butterflies, dragonflies, flies, etc.
Not only insects when they have a little bit scare food but around them that are any fruits they might to eat also. Commonly Starling birds like sweet fruits like banana, pineapple, papaya, etc.
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Commonly Starling

3. Bad reputations if you wanna take them for pet

Thinks twice if you wanna be Starling for your pet may in Europe and USA uncommon behavior to being wild birds for a pet but in Asia especially in Southeast Asia to take the bird for pet very commonly behavior you can find each house may have a bird pet in their cage.

The Starling behavior is they have a greedy bird when you give them one cup of food they can eat it just a few minutes to make the cup empty.

They can’t stop to find and keep scrape to the foot of cup and make sure the anything on there but they can’t found anything just make wipe up to clean within throw out of food on the cup that actually happens.

Now you might think again about keeping Starling for your pet make you spend more money to buy wasted expensive to provide their food, particularly fat products to feeders improvident birds.

4. Starling is the glossy birds

One of the reasons many Asians like the Starling may they have glossy colors. But the glossy just have by male Starling. Their colors begin to change to glossy when they grow from juvenile to mature. Especially on the head through the neck, the plumage glossy combines black and blues.
Asian glossy starling

Asian glossy starling image source:


When the breeding season the male starling has more glossy plumage but the female starling just duller and a little bit dark.

5. Starling is more decrease song

Not even in Asia. In Europe Starling to be a decrease in its song, the populations according to Garden BirdWatch Starling species have a decrease in population from 1987 to 2012 they have gone 80 percent that horrible news for us.
That might cause by the industrials growth effect and the human population when the habitat was gone filling by building and industrials building or chemical effect on the environment at soil and waters.
But in Asia, not only starling have less area of them but also the other birds have the same problem when birds hunting for sale or food increase too fast. The price like Starling in the third country like Indonesia and Thailand reach up to 10 dollars that make them to more catch birds every day.
The bird hunter raised caused by economic factors when some country has the poor problem they can do anything forget the money.
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6. The Murmurations Shape Bird

Starling bird instincts like a sardine flock also the starling flock can shape the murmurations when they fly to show amazing aerobatic before they dropping onto the place where they roost. The Murmurations shaping by starling flock to render difficult for predator when it targeting one of them.

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Murmuration patterns can make confused predators catch one of them on the flock. The murmurations usually show on before they sleep in the evening.

7. Starling nest can be targeted by Cuckoo too

cuckoo bird

cuckoo bird

As Tailorbird and Fantail bird, the Starling nest can target by Cuckoo mother too on the video above you can see the Starling take caring baby Cuckoo that was starling have targeted by Mother Cuckoo to adopted raised her baby.

Actually, the own baby or egg by Starling was throw up by baby Cuckoo when it just hatched a few days. The Baby Cuckoo instincts that order to eliminate their rival on the nest even if it’s baby of the owner of a nest.

That we can learn from Cuckoo that bad kind of behavior on business.

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