Brown-Headed Cowbird (Head Of Male)

Photo of male brown-headed cowbird, closeup of head

Anthropomorphism is putting human feelings and judgments on nonhuman subjects, as when we think of cowbirds as shady, nefarious sneaks who foist their young onto others. Scientists reject such moralizing and strive for objectivity. They see that it is human settlement that has allowed the cowbirds’ expansion.

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