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Brown-headed Cowbird

Molothrus ater


Blackbird in stocky build. Glossy black body and brown head on males. Thicker bill then other blackbird species. Known for females to lay eggs in other bird species nests and to have the host bird raise them


The habitats can vary. I seen them before in wooded areas near a pond. This was spotted in an open wetlands area.

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California, USA

Spotted on May 24, 2015
Submitted on May 27, 2015

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