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.


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.


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.


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.


16 Isolated Houses For The Solitary Soul – The Perfect Spot for Calmness

Living in a city does have its advantages, but even city-dwellers sometimes prefer to escape to some calm places. They need a life with no noisy neighbors and no daily life battles to let their weary souls re-charge. Each day more, isolated houses are rented out to people who want a peaceful place to rest from all the stress and troubles of the world.

Scroll down below to see such beautiful houses surrounded by beautiful views, which will bring calmness to your tired soul. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite house!

1. Little Red House, Iceland

Patrick Sharp

2. Arnarstapi, Iceland

J.G. Damlow

3. Red House In Snowy Norway

Tzvika Stein

4. In The Fields Of Gold, Alberta, Canada


5. Barrier Highway, South Australia

Steven Powell

6. Rice Terraces Of Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

Rehahn Croquevielle

7. Saint Cado, France

Philippe Albanel

8. Magical Home, Poland

Marcin Kesek

9. A Tiny House In The Meadow, Lithuania

10. Philips, Alberta, Canada

Brandon B.Report

11. House On The Lake, Iceland

Wim Denijs

12. Little House In Wester Ross, Scotland

Michael Leek

13. Applecross Road, Scotland

Paul Byrne

14. House In Tea Plantation, Munnar

Ulrich Lambert

15. Montana, Usa

Ben Chase

16. Loneliest House in the World / Iceland

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