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Molothrus bonariensis -male-  (Shiny Cowbird / Chamón) | by PriscillaBurcher
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Molothrus bonariensis -male- (Shiny Cowbird / Chamón)

The Shiny Cowbird has a very wide and expanding distribution in South America and the Caribbean. A brood parasite, the species lays its eggs in the nests of many species of passerines throughout its range, and provides no parental care for eggs or young.


Shiny Cowbirds often ride on the backs of cattle, horses, and sheep while feeding.

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Taken on May 12, 2013