Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Sturnidae.
Starlings have strong feet, their flight is strong and direct, and they are very gregarious. Their preferred habitat is fairly open country, and they eat insects and fruit. Several species live around human habitation, and are effectively omnivores.
Plumage is typically dark with a metallic sheen. Most species nest in holes, laying blue or white eggs.