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Brown-headed Cowbird

Molothrus ater


A medium sized bird, mostly brown in colour, blending in well with the ground. This one is a female -- males have darker feathers.


Spotted in a park on the waterfront of Lake Ontario. Found throughout North America -- in the south, they are permanent residents, while the northern ones are migratory.


Looks like it was picking up small stones and swallowing them whole.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 8 years ago
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
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1 Comment

alina 8 years ago

thank you liam!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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