Nests are parasite-free: starling
Starlings protect their chicks from parasitic insects by lining their nests with certain herbs.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Biological pest control products, architectural designs that deter insects.|
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Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern
Habitat(s): Artificial - Aquatic, Artificial - Terrestrial, Forest, Grassland, Marine Intertidal, Shrubland
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Biological pest control products, architectural designs that deter insects.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Pest control, agriculture, architecture