All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Brown-headed Cowbird</strong> - Male 
<em>Molothrus ater</em>
Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, their young are raised by unsuspecting "surrogate parents". They get their common name from the habit of following cattle and b...
Brown-headed Cowbird - Male
Molothrus ater
Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, their young are raised by unsuspecting "surrogate parents". They get their common name from the habit of following cattle and bison around to eat insects disturbed by the larger animals.

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