|Common Name:||Cowbird, Brown-headed|
|Scientific Name:||Molothrus ater |
|Area:||Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona|
|Date:||February 26, 2011|
Brown-headed Cowbirds are smaller than Red-winged Blackbirds and Brewer's Blackbird. They lack the red slash of the Red-winged, and the yellow eyes of the male Brewer's. The upper photo is of three adult males, lower photo is a juvenile.
Beaver Creek State Natural Area - - - August 9, 2013
Huddleston Pond - Willamina, Oregon - July 13, 2019. This is actually a Song Sparrow's nest with one egg, the other three eggs are Brown-headed Cowbird eggs.
|Reference:||National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America / The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America by Sibley||