• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Birds - Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Brown-headed Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds who raise their young for them.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.