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Female Cowbird

Molothrus ater

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Hema
Hema 9 years ago
Female Cowbird
Molothrus ater Cowbird eggs in nestboxes


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6 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

I have never seen them or heard them.
Very interesting fact Karen.
Thnx Liam.
Female cowbird it is!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

As much as it worries me when I see them hanging out by the bluebird boxes I love to hear their call - it sounds just like water dripping!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Proves the old adage " Looks are deceiving"

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

As nice as they look, they are pretty sour birds.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

@ liam, I thought that for all the atrocities the cow bird is known for ,this bird is too dainty and tiny. i visualized a bully kind of bird like a Blue Jay or crow.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

It's a female Brown-headed Cowbird.

Hema
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Hema

Walnut Creek, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2011
Submitted on Aug 4, 2011

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