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Karen Cyrus

Green Bay, WI, United States

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I did a double-take when I saw a male Cardinal feeding what was obviously not a young cardinal. When I realized that the young was a cowbird, I understood that the bond between a parent and its nestling goes beyond appearances.

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Feeding Time

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Species: Northern Cardinal

Cardinal Feeding Cowbird

Daddy Cardinal feeds his "adopted" young.

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