FEED ME!

Brown-headed Cowbirds sure do like Chipping Sparrows for hosts in Green-Wood. The only other species I’ve seen parasitized in the cemetery have been Song Sparrows.

1 Response to “FEED ME!”


  1. 1 Chuck McAlexander August 27, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Presumaby, in the nest the size advantage the cowbird has over the Chipping Sparrow nestlings guarantees a relatively easy victory when the cowbird chick reaches a size to need all the room and all the food. Female cowbirds raised by Chipping Sparrows might deposit eggs in Chippie nests preferentually, so the scales are tipped.


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