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The Giant Cowbird

Not a Corvid! Last month we brought you a delightful and silly un-corvid, the Willy Wagtail. This month is a much more sinister subject - the Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus). [caption id="attachment_732" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="By Peter VanZoest"] [/caption] The Cowbird one of the few entirely black birds found in Central and South America. It is a quiet bird, particularly for an icterid, but the male has an unpleasant...