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Juvenile Goldfinch with Cowbird


Posted by Moby Dick on Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:56 pm

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At least I think it's a Cowbird.  I know that the cowbird is notorious for laying its eggs in other birds nests but I have never seen them interact with another species.  The young goldfinch did seem to think it was going to get a meal from the cowbird.  If it is a cowbird, it would be a Brown- Headed Cowbird female.
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by Karl Egressy on Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:37 pm
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Nice interaction shot.
 

by david fletcher on Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:43 am
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Lovely interaction captured as the youngster begs for dinner.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:29 pm
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Interesting interaction. The Cowbird looks like a juvenile and might be the 'sibling'. If that were true, it would be a misunderstanding on the part of the juvenile Goldfinch to expect food. :)
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:30 pm
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It does make you wonder if they were in the same nest originally - very strange bed fellows if so! Lovely interaction capture.

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