The arch enemy of Purple Martins, a male European Starling. This male
is claiming a martin house for his own. One bird will often claim an entire martin apartment house. With his big sharp yellow
beak he can seriously injure any martin that dares to oppose him. The European Starling was introduced to New York's Central
Park by someone who thought that all the birds mentioned in Shakespeare should be found in the park.
|Copyright Joe Dellinger 2008