|Date: ||Mon, 25 Jan 1999 19:21:35 -0500|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Rusty Trump <RUSTY_TRUMP@HP-USA-OM41.OM.HP.COM>|
|Subject: ||ID of Female/Young Shiny Cowbird|
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I took a look at the website that Earl Horn mentioned that showed
the picture of the male Shiny Cowbird and the immature Shiny Cowbird.
It did not have a picture of the female, so I looked it up in a book
called Birds of South America. The female Shiny Cowbird looks a lot
like the female Brown Headed Cowbird, but maybe a shade or so lighter
brown gray. If this is the only distinguishing field mark it would be
very difficult to identify this species without it being a male. Does
anyone know if there are visible field marks or behavior that would
separate the female and immatures of these two species? Does the
female or immature have different calls that could distinguish the
Any information would be appreciated!