Photographic artwork by Cindy Treger. Photographed near Lake Meade, East Berlin, PA. This male Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater, seems to be striking a pose for the camera. These birds are members of the blackbird family, and you can understand why with their glossy black feathers, the males have a chocolate brown head. The females are a dull brown. These are the only parasitic birds in the state of PA, laying their eggs in other birds nest for them to raise their young. They have been known to lay their eggs in over 200 species of birds, most will incubate them and raise them, but a few reject them.
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June 6th, 2017
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