S757 * Common Starling or European Starling * Europese Spreeu * Sturnus Vulgaris

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Where does this species come from?
Europe and some parts of Asia.

What is its invasive status in South Africa?
NEMBA Category 3.

Where in South Africa is it a problem?
Throughout the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces, extending slightly into the Northern Cape, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.

How does it spread?
Human beings are responsible for the spreading of this bird species through pet trade.

Why is it a problem?
It feeds on a wide variety of insect prey as well as fruits and seeds and competes against indigenous species for the same resources.
(*) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_starling
(*) https://ebird.org/species/eursta
(*) https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=eursta