Cowbird Mafia Behavior

The nest in my spider plant today revealed 5 eggs.  4 from the house finch that made the nest and one from the opportunistic cowbird  that frequently will drop eggs in a finch nest.  I have heard that if the finch does not take care of the egg- the cowbird will seek retribution against the baby finches.  RIP Tony Soprano.

2 Responses to “Cowbird Mafia Behavior”

  1. jude3obscured Says:

    So if you find a house finch corpse with a tiny gunshot wound to the back of the head, you know who did it.

  2. corndoggie Says:

    Finchy sleeps with the fishes… whoops, wrong pop culture reference.

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