On Seinfeld, a bird flies into Elaine’s head, making her sensitive about the size of her head.
From a couple of frames, you can tell it’s a European Starling.
The story of how European Starlings came to America is well-known amongst birders. In the 1890s, a group of Shakespeare fans wanted the US to have every bird species mentioned in Shakespeare. They released starlings (mentioned in Henry IV) into Central Park until the species took, and now there’s about 200 million of them across the United States. They’re largely considered pests and aren’t even protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
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