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Starlings are the cute (but certainly not cuddly!...) civilization that you will help to rebuild their Empire. They live in a distant Galaxy scattered on numerous Planets. They are little cute guys that live on the planets you discover one by one as you upgrade your Observatory. They are all born from the Tree of Life and they are all orange, except Firebit's purple ones, Sparragon's green ones and Reptice 's blue ones. There have also been some pink female versions in pictures on the Facebook page for Valentines day etc, although they have never appeared in the game. They can be seen talking using emoticons on your planet sometimes. Some say that they are around the size of an apple, whilst others say 20cm. Some work in the Compact Houses and Mines that you build, and when you collect from these buildings the Starlings will come out and run to the Star-Base where they deliver their good which they carry in a sack o their back. they also wear a white helmet, this is the same design of the workers helmet. The difference however is obviously colour. They also seem to drink 'star coffee', This knowledge is gained from an ingame screen. The screen comes up when your internet connection fails, meaning you have to restart or, reboot the game. The starlings theselves reckon that this is due to spilled coffee. They live in Compact Houses, another interesting fact about starlings is that they are named after a bird in real life...