The family Sturnidae includes 1 species found in North America.
Starlings are native to Eurasia and Africa, but the Common Starling has been introduced in many other parts of the world and four species of mynas have been introduced into certain regions. Starlings are medium-sized, wings pointed in most species, rounded in mynas. Plumage colors vary from glossy black, brown and gray to white; some with yellow, orange or red areas or wattles; some are crested. The sexes may be alike or differ in plumage. Starling's beaks are straight, sharp, often yellow or red. Legs are long. Highly vocal. Many starlings and mynahs mimic the songs and calls of other birds. Some mynahs can mimic human speech as well as, or better than, many parrots.
Starlings feed mainly on the ground on insects, fruits, berries and virtually any other edible material. Some species are pests in gardens, taking fruit. Most species nest in holes or cavities, some build nests of twigs. Some are colonial. Clutch size ranges from 2-9, usually 4-6, bluish or blue-green eggs, some spotted with brown or reddish markings. Most species are social, forming flocks especially during the non-breeding season.
Starlings - Patuxent Bird ID Center