Starling Management in Agriculture

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North Central Regional Publication
Originally published by the University of Nebraska, this publication has been adapted for regional distribution

Starlings consume feed, contaminate feed and water, and can transmit disease in livestock facilities. Even in urban areas, they can be severe pests and cause economic losses. This publication can help you learn to identify the starling, its diet, its habits and how to reduce or eliminate the problems they cause. Several methods for control, such as using sound guns, bird-proof housing, traps and repellents, are discussed. Some black-and-white photos and illustrations are included.


  • European starling
  • Sturnus vulgaris


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