Eurasian Starling, Ada County, Idaho

Aliens Among Us: Eurasian Starling


New York pharmacist Eugene Schieffelin was the chairman of the American Acclimatization Society, which tried to introduce every bird species mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare into North America. Unhappily, the Eurasian Starling is mentioned in Henry IV, Part I, when the hasty and intemperate Hotspur, annoyed with King Henry because he will not ransom Hotspur’s brother-in-law, Mortimer, says: He…