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Song Sparrow Feeding Baby Brown-headed Cowbird

An unfortunate yet incredibly interesting sight to see. Brown-headed cowbirds often leave their eggs in another smaller birds' nest leaving the host bird to take care of it. In this case a sparrow's nest. The brown-cowbird grows at a much faster rate, therefore kicking the other young out of the nest which kills them. The song sparrow is now forced to take care of the cowbird instead.

TAGS: Bird, Georgia, Nature, Sparrow, Wildlife

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Marietta, Georgia, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Anagha Ramakrishnan.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2018
Total Views: 52
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3400
Focal Length: 240mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f6
ISO: ISO2800
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PHOTO LOCATION Marietta, Georgia, United States of America