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The female brown-headed cowbird
« on: May 09, 2013, 12:52:15 AM »
Brown-headed cowbirds are polygamous, promiscuous birds that do not build nests or tend their own young. Instead, they are brood parasites the female bird will lay a single oval, light blue egg with brown flecks in another species' nest and leave it for the host birds to incubate and raise the hatchling. One female may lay 10-36 eggs in other nests, and more than 220 different species of birds have been documented as brown-headed cowbird hosts.

I took these pictures along the Hackensack River on the Hackensack side of FDU.


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Re: The female brown-headed cowbird
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 07:28:11 AM »
sort of like planting a stealth candidate on the opposition's ticket.  That's been done in Hackensack in the past.

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Re: The female brown-headed cowbird
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 08:34:07 AM »
Geez.....................must EVERYTHING around here become political?


"Let's not vote for the cowbird because it didn't answer The Record's questions for the council candidates and refused to reveal where it lives or who paid for its car wings."

"Rumor has it that it stole political signs from the nests it left eggs in, but it IS against LTACH, so maybe it's a viable candidate."


Any more comments from the political peanut gallery?
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Re: The female brown-headed cowbird
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 11:30:28 PM »
You are right about the New to Hackensack folks sounding better than some of the candidates.  Ooops, that was a political twist to a non-political posting.  Your bad. hahaha.

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Re: The female brown-headed cowbird
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 01:16:11 AM »
Yeah, I guess you're right.

There's no way that people who are civic-minded and want to improve the community could EVER have anything to do with politics.  ::)
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