CLOSED: Help ID'ing Black Bird

Copperas Cove, TX(Zone 8a)

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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Merritt Island, FL(Zone 10a)

That's a Bronzed Cowbird. Copperas is just about at the northern edge of its breeding range in Texas.

Copperas Cove, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Chris


This message was edited Apr 23, 2012 9:41 PM

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