Bird with Tusks (wanna share my meal?)
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This is a Cowbird, new to our garden, smallest N American Blackbird. Thought this was a comical shot.
Apparently these are the only parasitic birds in Canada, - the female cowbirds find a suitable nest of another bird, remove one of the host bird's eggs, lay one egg at a time in other birds' nests, (usually finch, warbler or vireo nests) and when the cowbird egg hatches, the baby cowbird crowds out the baby finches, and the parent finches are left to feed this much larger cowbird baby. I feel like chasing these guys away : )
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