This North American mystery bird's specific breeding strategy is based on a now-antiquated way of life (includes podcast & video) Brown-headed cowbird, Molothrus ater (protonym, Oriolus ater), Boddaert, 1783, also known as the California cowbird or as the Nevada cowbird, as the (common) cowbird, eastern cowbird, or as the dwarf cowbird, or colloquially as the cow blackbird, cow bunting, or cow-pen bird, photographed at Katy Prairie Conservancy, west of Houston, Texas. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 30 November 2011 (with permission) [velociraptorize].Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/640s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400I encourage you to purchase images from the photographers who freely share their beautiful work with us. Question: This North American mystery bird's specific breeding strategy is based on a now-antiquated way of life. Can you tell me what this breeding strategy is and how it adapted this species so well to its life history? What...
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