Giant Cowbird Molothrus oryzivorus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Icteridae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Peter E. Lowther

Priorities for Future Research

Giant Cowbird hosts – caciques and oropendolas – nest high (!) in canopy. A photograph in Smith (1979) illustrates N. G. Smith's impressive efforts to monitor nests 27 m above ground. Brood parasite-host interactions at such a height are not easily monitored.

Recommended Citation

Lowther, P. E. (2010). Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.