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Is this a female Brown Headed Cowbird?


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#1 Marvey

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:52 PM

Taken on my deck rail (where I take 90% of my bird pics) in East TN a couple days ago. I've posted a picture already of a young Brown Headed Cowbird (which I had no idea until I asked here) and I have a picture of a male. This bird showed up on its own so I wasn't sure if it's the female to the male. I'll also post a picture of a male Brown Headed Cowbird in the top of my Weeping Cherry tree. So, does she belong to him? and thanks!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

Yes, it is a female BHCB.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:08 PM

Thank you!

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:56 AM

Seconded on the female. They could be a pair; if so, you'll probably see them together.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:40 AM

My "local" bhcb male sits on top of my house with 3 females. I don't think they are faithful in pairs are they? Since they are brood parasites, and don't raise their young, I thought it safe to rule out a parent with its youngsters right?

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

I think I've read that BHCB is faithful in some places, but not in most. You're right that the fledglings wouldn't be hanging out with the parents.




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