Florida Hunter Safety Course


Unprotected Animals and Birds

English Sparrow


The English sparrow is not native to Florida. The male is gray, black and brown in color. They gather in large groups to roost at night, and are considered to be a nuisance bird.


European Starling


The European starling is also not native to Florida. They are black with brown, green, and purple color and do not resemble a black bird. In flight you will notice they have short pointed wings and a short tail. They do an extensive amount of damage to crops in the United States.




The nine-banded armadillo eats mostly insects. The armadillo can do a substantial amount of damage to a yard, lawn or garden with its rooting. The armadillo is not a species native to our state, and is not a protected species.


Source: FWC Hunter Education Program