Details of this species in Trinidad and Tobago
Invasiveness: Not invasive
Source: Friedmann, 1929
Species Notes for this Location:
Shiny cowbird Molothrus bonariensis subspecies minimus is known to be present on these islands.
Management Notes for this Location:
Parasitism: Molothrus bonariensis parasitises three main species in Trinidad and Tobago: the house wren (Troglodytes aedon), the red-breasted blackbird (Leistes militaris) and the yellow-hooded blackbird (Agelaius icterocephalus). There are also records of parasitism of the tropical kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus). M. bonariensis does not appear to affect the reproductive success of any of these species (Cruz et al., 1995).
Last Modified: 3/07/2005 3:45:02 p.m.