(Molothrus oryzivorus)

FUN FACT

The Giant Cowbird is the only cowbird found in deep forests, where they are brood parasites of oropendolas and caciques. Unlike other cowbirds, though, the Giant Cowbird's offspring doesn't destroy the hosts' eggs or chicks.

Distribution

Southern Mexican to Northern Argentina, as well as the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

Habitat

Open woodlands.

Diet

Insects.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Giant Cowbirds in our Wetlands of the Americas exhibit.