Juvenile Northern Mockingbird — Click on image to see enlargement —
© HJ Ruiz – Avian101
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ANSWER TO SUNDAY QUIZ
Can you ID this bird?
ANSWER: Female Brown-headed Cowbird
The brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) is a small brood parasitic icterid of temperate to subtropical North America.
The brown-headed cowbird is typical for an icterid in general shape but is distinguished by a finch-like head and beak and is smaller than most icterids. The adult male is iridescent black in color with a brown head. The adult female is slightly smaller and is dull grey with a pale throat and very fine streaking on the underparts.
Thank you so much for your participation to the quiz and for you comments! – HJ