These Gemstone Looking Birds Have Invaded North-America With Their Bad Eating Habits

Spring is all about nature, colorful flowers, and birds that give life to the landscape. And speaking of birds, one adorable kind that has captured our attention is Starlings, the Amethyst Starling in particular. Once you lay eyes on it, you will know why they’re called that way.

The Amethyst Starling (Cinnyricinlus leucogaster) is from northern South Africa up to Senegal on the west coast across to northern Tanzania on the east coast of Africa. Amethyst Starlings inhabit woodland, savanna forest edges, and riverine habitat. They are considered to be nice birds, but being an invasive species they have a habit of pushing out native birds.

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Birds feature prominently in Shakespeare’s plays and poetry. But one of the bard’s birds has become a major nuisance in the US. Choughs, wrens, cormorants, owls, nightingales, larks, and some 60 other species all have their place in the playwright’s canon. which have inspired bird lovers for centuries.

So much so that in 1890, a German immigrant named Eugene Schieffelin decided it would be a great idea to introduce as many of Shakespeare’s birds as possible to North America.

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During his time as the chairman of the American Acclimatization society that  60 starlings were released into New York’s Central Park in the hope, they would start breeding. Unfortunately, they did, and now the US is home to an estimated 200 million European starlings.

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Like most starling species, they tend to eat whatever they can get their hands on. In their native habitat, that means everything from insects, to tree frogs, to fruits and berries.  Unfortunately, they also have the bad habits that have made starlings so invasive in North America. When food is limited, they aren’t ashamed to raid the nests of other bird species, stealing both nesting materials and hatchlings. As much as they are beautiful to look at, these birds can be real monsters in times like that.

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Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
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When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

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3. His wife and two childrens are continuing his legacy

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