molothrus (vagabond) aeneus (of bronze)
Tuesday, April 3, 1984 — 12:30 pm
Amado, Arizona — Cow Palace Restaurant
We stopped before we got to the Mexican border at the Cow Palace Restaurant. This place is right off Interstate 19, surrounded by scrubby desert. After I ate, I wandered outside into the parking lot.
A Bronzed Cowbird was sitting high in a tree right in front of the parked van. I had no trouble identifying it in spite of the fact that it was missing most of its neck feathers.