My Visitor: Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird


The Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) is a small obligate brood parasitic icterid of temperate to subtropical North America. They are permanent residents in the southern parts of their range; northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico in winter, returning to their summer habitat around March or April.


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6 thoughts on “My Visitor: Brown-headed Cowbird

    • The stats always say the BHC are doing just fine! However, the bisons are always being culled…and Bald Eagles! Thank you Lisa. 🙂

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