The male Brown-Headed Cowbird is black with a brown head. The female is gray with a lighter throat. They can be seen in most of the United States. They have a habitat on farms, fields, barnyards, roadsides, wooded edges, and groves. They follow cattle and feed on insects from the grass. Cowbirds are known for laying eggs in other bird nests, leaving them for the other birds to raise them. They are known for having parasites and spreading them to other birds.
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October 29, 2010
The Brown Thrasher is a very skittish bird that quickly heads for undergrowth when it is approached. It can be heard and seen running from growth to growth, but is hard to catch for a photo. It is fairly easy to identify with its color, breast stripes, and cat song voice with an occasional crack sound.