When a superlative is part of your name, you’ve got to be good. With their iridescent and metallic green plumage, European (common) starlings are pretty birds, even though they have earned an unenviable reputation in North America as pests and (wreckers of local ecosystems).
On the other hand, the African Superb Starling takes shiny to a whole another level, with blue, cyan, white, black, red, and even a hint of green — it is walking fashion statement! This robin-sized bird was surprisingly quiet (despite its well-documented propensity to be noisy).
With such beautiful colours, there is no way I would ever consider this a pest!