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Brown-headed Cowbird female calling | by Jay Paredes
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Brown-headed Cowbird female calling

Brown-headed Cowbird

Molothrus ater

Green Cay Wetlands | Boynton Beach | South Florida

 

A female Brown-headed Cowbird replies to the courtship calls made by a nearby male.

 

Although I have seen these birds on and off for many years, it has been a challenge to photograph them. Then suddenly when you least expect it, poof, a male and female within minimum focus distance. I had to step backward several times to allow the lens to obtain focus.

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Taken on May 16, 2010