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This months featured bird video shows a Chipping Sparrow feeding a fledged Brown-headed Cowbird.

 

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Larry March 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Interesting video -seeing such a shrimp of a bird being suckered in by a cowbird. I saw a Scarlet Tanger feeding a cowbird in the nest last year. I know I'm supposed to find this disturbing but it strikes me more as interesting.

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Robin Robinson June 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

I, too have found it intersting. I took lots of photographs of this drama playing out when I came across it. I also saw a Chippie feeding a voracious little fledged BHCow. Birds are birds. It's not as if they know they are doing 'wrong.' Great video, John. Bir
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purryl February 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I have lots of chipping sparrows in my yard and I noticed that they do tend to assist the other birds. Is it just the caretaker instinct that other birds naturally sense?

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Junior Barnes April 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I found a sparrow nest (unknow sparrow species) and it had two sparrow eggs and a Brown Headed Cowbird egg in it also! Only the second time i've ever seen that. :)
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