Brown-headed Cowbird in the Grass

Brown-headed Cowbird foraging in the grass
Male Brown-headed Cowbird foraging in the grasses.

The picture of this Brown-headed Cowbird in the grass was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Brown-headed Cowbirds feed mostly on seeds from grasses and weeds, with some crop grains. Insects such as grasshoppers and beetles, often caught as cows and horses stir them into movement, make up about a quarter of a cowbird’s diet.

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