Brown-Headed Cowbirds Searching For Seed In Our Backyard On Cape Cod.


It was such a treat to see both the male and female Brown-headed Cowbirds in our yard searching for seed. I haven’t seen them since last summer.  You can see in the 2nd photograph how different the male and female look.

The male Brown-headed Cowbird is a small blackbird with a  glossy brown head, a thick bill, and dark eyes. Its black body has a slight green sheen. It walks on the ground foraging for food. The female is all brown with a thick bill, as you can see in the 2nd photograph.

Have you ever seen a Brown-headed Cowbird?


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