Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
A small, brood parasitic bird, native to North America, migrating to the South of US and to Mexico in winter. The bird feeds on seeds and insects.
- Brown-headed Cowbird (en)
- Tordo cabecicafé (es)
- Vacher à tête brune (fr)
- Braunkopf-Kuhstärling (de)
How to Identify
Females are completely brown, rounded head, dark eyes and strong, conical bill. Males have black body and brown head.
Where & When to Spot
I saw this bird species twice. First time a male in Technoparc Montreal and the second time in Boisé des Douze, Saint Hyacinthe. Visually, an unspectacular bird, often overseen.