Date: 5/12/18 8:56 am From: Austin Chipps <chippsa1...> Subject: [ia-bird] Brood Parasitism with Photo
Was at home in Ankeny this morning and flushed a House Finch from her nest. Took a closer look at the nest and noticed Brown-headed Cowbird eggs with the House Finch eggs. I then had the pleasure of explaining "brood parasitism" to my parents! Such an interesting life-history strategy!