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Related to Molothrus: Cowbirds
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Noun1.Molothrus - cowbirdsMolothrus - cowbirds        
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Icteridae, Icteridae - American orioles; American blackbirds; bobolinks; meadowlarks
cowbird - North American blackbird that follows cattle and lays eggs in other birds' nests
References in classic literature ?
Polanco -- Lazo and Bolas -- Partridges -- Absence of Trees -- Deer -- Capybara, or River Hog -- Tucutuco -- Molothrus, cuckoo-like habits -- Tyrant- flycatcher -- Mocking-bird -- Carrion Hawks -- Tubes formed by Lightning -- House struck.
In North America there is another species of Molothrus (M.
The genus of this bird, Molothrus ater--as well as the bronze-headed variant Molothrus aeneus--comes from Molothrus, the Greek work meaning vagabond or parasite.
Moreover, this variation in species richness may be ascribed to the arrival of migratory species (Empidonomus varius, Molothrus bonariensis, Myiodynastes maculatus, Tyrannus melancholicus and Tyrannus savana) in the end of the winter, permanence during the spring and departure in the summer.