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Shiny Cowbird

Vacher luisant

Molothrus bonariensis

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Life, Habitat and Pictures of the Shiny Cowbird

B L W W W Family Latin Name
7.5" 19cm 11.5" 29.2cm 1.3oz 36.8g Icteridae Molothrus bonariensis

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Shiny Cowbird range

The Shiny Cowbird is the least most common cowbird species seen in North America. Small numbers of these birds are seen in Florida throughout the year. This attractive cowbird is more likely to be seen in the West Indies and South America. This is a brood parasite much like all cowbirds, where the females lay their eggs in other bird species nests.

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