How to Identify?
Females are completely brown, rounded head, dark eyes and strong, conical bill. Males have black body and brown head.
We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.
Where & When to Spot?
I saw this bird species twice. First time a male in Technoparc Montreal and the second time in Boisé des Douze, Saint Hyacinthe. Visually, an unspectacular bird, often overseen.
With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.
Anything to add, to correct?
Brown-headed Cowbird [en]
Tordo cabecicafé [es]
Vacher à tête brune [fr]
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