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Bobolink

male bobolink, photo by Gregory K. Scott

This colorful bird is well suited to life in the prairie. Its tan, black and white markings hide it well in the yellow-tan grasses. The male is black on the head and underside with a tan patch on the back of the head, neck, and a narrow strip down the spine. It also has white and black striping along the spine with a large white rump patch and black tail-feathers. The female is light tan with a dark brown eyebrow stripe and thin eye stripe. These birds are from 5-7 inches long and hang out on weed stalks or fence posts in open fields that are wet, meadows, farmlands, marshes, and prairies. Their courtship song is bubbly saying "bob-o-link" or "pink" when they take flight. Otherwise we don't hear from them much. Bobolinks live in the central and northern 48 states during the warmer months but migrate to South America, calling "pink" as they travel south for the winter.

bobolink

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