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Giant cowbird

Molothrus oryzivorus


•They eat insects and some seeds. •They rarely perch on cattle, unlike some relatives, but they perch in capybaras, as they remove horse flies. •They are brood parasites, laying eggs in nests of oropendolas and caciques.


Open woodland, cultivation with large trees, forest -I saw this bird in Foz do Iguaçu (PR, Brazil)

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Foz do Iguaçu, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Oct 15, 2015
Submitted on Mar 22, 2016

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