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North American blackbird that follows cattle and lays eggs in other birds' nests

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Second, the Service initiated a brown-headed cowbird control program to remove cowbirds from active warbler nesting areas, reducing the threat of nest parasitism.
Effects of brown-headed cowbirds and predators on the nesting success of yellow warblers in southwest Colorado.
Brood parasite: brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) [cited 2015 Aug 8].
Nest parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds represents a threat to the conservation of some bird species (Smith et al.
Brown-headed Cowbirds are brood parasites that lay their eggs in the nests of many avian host species, providing no additional parental investment.
NEWS emerged last week that brown-headed cowbird, a North American species, could be added to the list of birds seen in Wales.
Brood parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds, WNV infection, loss of wintering habitat of neotropical migrants, and habitat degradation and loss on breeding ranges are all factors acting on populations of North American birds (Terborgh 1989, Causey and others 2003).
The study looked at brown-headed cowbirds which leave their eggs in the nests of other birds to be raised.
Early successional species such as brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) and yellow-breasted chats (Icteria virens) might be expected to occur more frequently in areas heavily disturbed by military training or by forestry practices that create forest openings and increase edge (2, 3).
The oxpeckers (tickbirds) of Africa and brown-headed cowbirds of North America feed on ticks that they dig out of the hides of wild animals.
Impact of brood parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds on red-winged blackbird reproductive succes.
However, 90% of brood parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater) was in fragmented habitat.
Savannah Sparrows and Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater) showed no significant response to fire.