Faculty Publications & Research

Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 2011


cowbird, yellow-throated warbler, brood parasitism, Starved Rock State Park, Illinois


Behavior and Ethology | Ornithology | Zoology


An adult yellow-throated warbler (Dendroica dominica) was observed feeding a fledged brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) on July 1, 2010 at the Beehive Overlook at Starved Rock State Park (LaSalle County, Illinois, USA). Food in the form of captured insects was brought to the young cowbird five times during a period of approximately 15 minutes.



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