ID Help: Female brown-headed cowbird?
02-26-2012, 08:43 PM
Sometimes, accidentally, I have time to check on my images. Sometimes, even more accidentally, I have time to check on images of birds on which I did not have a positive ID.
So here's one.
I would have put my money on female brown-headed cowbird, but the yellow on the lower mandible bugged (and still bugs) me.
Image was taken in mid-august, near Quebec City, just next to a small marsh.
02-26-2012, 08:51 PM
I think you have a Brown headed Cowbird here P-A. I'm thinking a hatch-year bird, which could explain the yellowish lower mandible, but I've never seen that much yellow on one.
02-27-2012, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the info and confirmation. I'm glad my first guess was close enough :)