2010-04-01 / Community News
Brown-headed Cowbird: Pest or Unique Species?
Have you ever seen a cardinal feeding a small brown bird. If you have, you likely saw it feeding a brown-headed cowbird. The young cowbird was not willingly adopted by the cardinal, its eggs were laid in the cardinal nest and then the young cardinal eggs were removed by the mother cowbird. The cardinal unknowingly incubated the eggs and raised the cowbird young.
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