brown headed cowbird, reifel bird sanctuary

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 about March/April.

They resemble New World orioles in general shape but have a finch-like head and beak. Adults have a short finch-like bill and dark eyes. The adult male is mainly iridescent black with a brown head. The adult female is grey with a pale throat and fine streaking on the underparts.

Direction Walk 0.04 km or 1 mins south east from last photo
Info F 8.0 1/160 ISO 100 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Date 2008:05:17 16:22:54 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 2986
Height 2241 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 170.0 mm Exposure 1/160
F Number 8.0 ISO 100
White Bal. Auto Metering Partial
Program Aperture-priority AE Compensation 0
Hyperfocal 194.58 m Latitude 49.102
Longitude -123.1865 Altitude 0.2347860336 m
File Size 925 kB
comments powered by Disqus
Powered by Afterweb 1.60