The European starling was originally introduced from Europe into New York in the 1890s. They are a stocky, robin-sized bird with dark plumage that is iridescent blue-black with the feathers tipped in light tan. Their beaks are black but will turn yellow as they approach ...

Feral (Wild) pigeons are one of the most commonly birds encountered in a city and as such are one of the most easily recognized bird species by everyone. However, at times the pigeon could be confused with native doves and band tail pigeons. Pigeons are ...

The house sparrow was introduced from England into the United States in New York in 1850. It is a small, yet, fairly stocky bird that is 5 1/2” to 6 1/2” long. The male has a black throat and upper chest and an ash-gray crown. ...