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Brown-headed Cowbird
Molothrus ater
Copyright David Seibel, 2013 (#7141) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Exposure: 1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 2000
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS
Date: June 26, 2013
Location: Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas, USA

Description: This bird frequented my feeders for several weeks. When it first appeared its left foot was dangling by threads of connective tissue. The foot eventually fell off, leaving the sharp broken end of the tarsometatarsus exposed, but the bird adapted to balancing on one foot or, as here, leaning lightly on the stub.