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Brown-Headed Cowbird ~ Handsome Pest  by SummerJade
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The Brown-headed Cowbird is a stocky blackbird with a fascinating approach to raising its young. Females forgo building nests and instead put all their energy into producing eggs, sometimes more than three dozen a summer. These they lay in the nests of other birds, abandoning their young to foster parents, usually at the expense of at least some of the host’s own chicks. Once confined to the open grasslands of middle North America, cowbirds have surged in numbers and range as humans built towns and cleared woods.
Male Brown-headed Cowbirds have glossy black plumage and a rich brown head. They are noisy, making a multitude of clicks, whistles and chatter-like calls in addition to a flowing, gurgling song. Female Brown-headed Cowbirds are plain brown birds.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, Canon Zoom Lens 50x IS, 4.3-215.0mm 1:3.4-6.5 USM.
Location: southeastern Connecticut (USA).
Season: winter, Feb. 10th.

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  • SummerJade
    SummerJade7 months ago

    ~Jade

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  • Albert
    Albert7 months ago

    Outstanding image……Great work!

  • Thank you so much! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • michaelasamples
    michaelasamples7 months ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks, Michael! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB7 months ago

    February 3, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Wow, this is great!! Thank you so very much for this feature!! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWind7 months ago

  • Thank you so much for this honor and feature!! I really appreciate it!

    – SummerJade

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsy7 months ago

  • Wow! Lovely!! Thank you very much for this feature! ☺♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon7 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
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  • ♥☺♫

    – SummerJade

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Ramesh7 months ago

    Your EXPRESSIVE Image & Writing is DISPLAYED Here

  • I’m honored to have an image featured in this group! Thank you so much!! ♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton7 months ago

    Absolutely stunning close up SummerJade!

  • Thank you for this lovely comment! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB7 months ago

    February 4, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much for this honor!! I really appreciate it! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

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