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Bronzed Cowbird

Molothrus aeneus ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: ICTERIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A Central American bird, the Bronzed Cowbird makes its way to the United States only in the border states and Louisiana. Like other cowbirds, the female does not make a nest, but instead lays her eggs in the nests of other bird species.

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Calls

  • songs
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song short gurgling whistles. Call a harsh "chuck."

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