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Micah Grove

Heath, MT, USA

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Are these baby cowbirds or Song Sparrow young?

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Are These Baby Cowbirds?

7 responses to “Are these baby cowbirds?”

  1. Robyn Bailey says:

    Baby cowbirds have unfeathered eye orbitals, giving them a bug-eyed look. It looks to me like the one in the front, facing camera, probably is a cowbird. They will retain this bug-eyed look for a long while, so if it continues to look naked around the eyes, that’s what it is because the sparrow’s feathers would fill in.

  2. Micah Grove says:

    Thanks all of the Song Sparrow nest I found had some cow bird eggs.
    https://nestwatch.org/connect/participant-photo/sparrow-nest-with-possibly-cowbird-eggs/

  3. Harper price says:

    yes, it looks like you baby cowbirds!

  4. Harper price says:

    sorry I meant to put “have” baby cowbirds!

  5. Harper price says:

    im on a mobile device and it has some annoying auto-correction!

  6. Micah Grove says:

    @Harper price Thanks for the second opinion.

  7. Texas Bird Family says:

    what a cute baby cowbird!

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