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Brown-headed Cowbird - Female at Feeder

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A female brown-headed cowbird at feeder, with seed in beak.  Located in Ontario Canada.
A female brown-headed cowbird at feeder, with seed in beak. Located in Ontario Canada.

General Attributes (Click an attribute to find more related items)

Class:Aves
Family:Icteridae
Genus:Molothrus
Order:Passeriformes
Photo Year:2014
Phylum:Chordata
Species:Brown-Headed Cowbird
Species:Molothrus ater

Location Attributes (Click on location to find more related items)

City:Barrie
State/Province:Ontario
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A female brown-headed cowbird, perched at feeder.  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.
Female Brown-Headed Cowbird

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Photo Attributes:Barrie, Aves, Icteridae, Molothrus, Passeriformes, 2014, Chordata, Brown-Headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater, Ontario,
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Both a male and female brown-headed cowbird at feeder.  In Ontario Canada.
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A male White Breasted Nuthatch at winter bird feeder.  In Barrie Ontario.
White Breasted Nuthatch - feeding in winter

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Related Links

Animals Gallery Links:Animal Pictures at National Goegraphic
Animal Planet
Animals.com
Birds Gallery Links:Atlas of Breeding Birds of Ontario
This web site, which serves as a complement to the book, contains several items that you can access online, such as species distribution and effort maps, various interactive data summaries, options to download the raw data and more.
Bird Feeder (wikipedia)
WhatBird.com
Useful site for identifying birds by various attributes.
Barrie Links:City of Barrie Web Site
Official web site for The Corporation of the City of Barrie.
Brown-Headed Cowbird Links:Brown-Headed Cowbird - on Wikipedia
from site: The brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) is a small brood parasitic icterid of temperate to subtropical North America. They are permanent residents in the southern parts of their range; northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico in winter, returning to their summer habitat around March or April.
Molothrus ater Links:Molothrus Ater at Animal Diversity
from site: Historically, their core distribution was located in the Great Plains of North America, but during the 19th and 20th centuries they expanded from the plains in all directions.
Ontario Links:Government of Ontario, Canada
Official Governtment site for the province of Ontario.

Photo Data

Make:SONY
Model:DSC-HX50V
DateTime:2014:06:15 11:51:21
Exposure Time:1/250
F:63/10
ISO:160
DateTimeDigitized :2014:06:15 11:51:21
DateTimeOriginal :2014:06:15 11:51:21
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