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chris1948
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9095169

The black bird that is between the pigeon and the dove. I 'don't' think it's a Red Winged Blackbird - no red/yellow on the wings, not a European Starling I don't think unless it's young as I have a breeding pair in the tree going crazy keeping their young fed and they look nothing like it. The eye appears to be red in the photo.

Thanks for any ID help.
Chris

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OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 23, 2012
7:21 PM

Post #9095234

That's a Bronzed Cowbird. Copperas is just about at the northern edge of its breeding range in Texas.
chris1948
Copperas Cove, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2012
7:35 PM

Post #9095243

Thanks Ned, just started seeing these in the past week or so at my feeders.

Chris


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