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Blane Klemek: The brown-headed cowbird is a survivor on the Great Plains

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A couple of weeks ago I heard the familiar and fascinating songs of courting male brown-headed cowbirds. The songs — if one can call them songs — are nearly indescribable, but can easily be portrayed as incredibly complex and interesting to listen to.

After spotting the source of the songs and calls, I observed the typical cowbird spectacle that I came to know and appreciate during my summers working on wildlife research projects on the Great Plains of North Dakota.

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