Shiny Cowbird

Molothrus bonariensis
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Shiny Cowbird is a common resident of various habitats on both Trinidad and Tobago. This species is a brood parasite, meaning that it lays its eggs in the nests of other species of birds, leaving the foster parents responsible for raising the next generation. Once they reach maturity, they join the ranks of other Shiny Cowbirds, locating them by voice.

Wing Span: 30 cm
Length: 18 cm
Weight: 31-34 g
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