Friday, December 28, 2007

Audubon's Oriole

This picture was taken at the Dewin's property, southern Texas on 11 December, 2007. Prior to 1983 it was knowned as the "Black headed Oriole. It's numbers are decreasing mainly due to Cowbirds removing their eggs from the nest and replacing them with Cowbird eggs. A study was done in Texas where they found that half of all Audubon's Oriole nests contained Cowbird eggs.

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