Brown-headed Cowbird

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  • Stocky blackbird, short tail, thick head
  • Male: Glossy black plumage, brown head
  • Female: Plain brown, lighter on the head and underparts, streaking on the belly, dark eyes
  • Feeds on the ground in various groups of blackbirds and starlings
  • Males: Strut in open lawns looking for mates
  • Females: Creep in the woodland looking for nests
  • Very noisy, can make a variety of noises, clicks, whistles.
  • Habitat: Open fields, pastures, meadows, forest edges
  • Local Sightings: Cynwyd Heritage Trail, West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Shortridge Memorial Park