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Cowbird Wiki
Cowbirds are birds belonging to the genus Molothrus in the family Icteridae. They are of New World origin.

Cowbirds eat insects, including the large numbers that may be stirred up by cattle. In order for the birds to remain mobile and stay with the herd, they have adapted by laying their eggs in other birds' nests. The cowbird will watch for when its host lays eggs, and when the nest is left unattended, the female will come in and lay its own eggs. The female cowbird may continue to observe the nest after laying eggs. If the cowbird egg is removed, the female cowbird may destroy the host's eggs.

Cowbird Species Photographed
Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
Bronzed Cowbird, Molothrus aeneus
Shiny Cowbird, Molothrus bonariensis


Collective Noun - Cowbird
The collective noun for the cowbird is good, but predictable, herd or corral.

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