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Starlings introduced in 1890 have proliferated to millions

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There is a bird flying around our cities, towns, and farms that many people know simply as a starling. To be precise, however, its full name is European starling. Columbus didn’t find any starlings when he came to the New World. They did not sing for George Washington and the Continental Army, they didn’t listen in on the Gettysburg Address, and even as late as 1877 there were no starlings here to listen to Thomas ...

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