Meet the new neighbors at The Holler!
The Brown Headed Cowbird is a parasitic brooder.
Females of this species produce up to 36 eggs per season, and lay the eggs in other bird’s nests to be raised.
They have the most unusual vocalizations, sounding something like underwater bells. No one knows how they know how to sing since they don’t learn it from their parents. Listen to samples of their song:
This Lark Sparrow is also a new neighbor.
They look similar to female grosbeaks,
except for their distinctive harlequin hats!
Cheers to you from The Holler newbies~