Brown-headed Cowbird

Other Names: none

Distribution: throughout the United States and Mexico, north to southern Canada in summer.

Description:

Size: 17-21 cm in length with a 19-35 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Males are generally black with a glossy brown head; females are plain gray-brown overall. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

Species image
Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Sounds
electronic
Habitat
agricultural
mesquitebosque
riparianorriverforest
savanna
shrubs
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Color
sheen
black
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
blackbirds (new world) and orioles - icteridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern