RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It is the "Sturnus vulgaris" (common starling), a bird not native to the Americas, which can destroy crops and transmit diseases to humans and animals, in addition to being a predator of small species such as beetles, centipedes, butterflies, and crickets.
Brazil, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, is facing an invasion of common starlings, a predatory bird species considered a pest, official sources confirmed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
"The first record of the bird in the country, considered invasive, was made in 2014. Currently, its presence is restricted to municipalities bordering . . .