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The red-wingeds won’t stay too long, but some cowbirds will linger in your neighborhood.
Such brood parasitism has arisen independently at least three times, in the groups known as cuckoos, cowbirds and honeyguides.
By planting new young jack pine forest and implementing a cowbird removal program, conservation managers helped the warblers begin to recover their numbers.
Another potential victim for the cowbird. 9: American goldfinches frolicking in the small trees along the fairway.
In fact, two species of still-extant cowbirds were found at the same site, so the grasslands of Térapa 40,000 years ago likely held plenty of food that was regularly made available by the grazing of mammoths, ground sloths, and other creatures.
The cowbird expanded its territory naturally, but people introduced the whydah.
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Definition of cowbird for English Language Learners
: a brown and black North American bird that lays its eggs in the nests of other birds
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