November 1979 – vol. 72, issue 11, pp 553–553 From 'THE BEHAVIOUR OF STARLINGS IN WINTER' by V. C. Wynne-Edwards: 'It is recommended that no steps be taken to destroy Starlings wholesale by poison gas or other efficient means before their local economic status is properly examined . . Owing to the roosting-habit the bird could be practically exterminated in one season by a concerted attack. The effects would be felt beyond th... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.