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Bobolink

Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Bobolink

Range

They spend the summer in Northern North America and Canada and the winter in South America.

Habitat

They are found in open fields and flocking near marshlands.

Body Traits

They have a black front, wings and tail. Their rump is white and they have wing patches. They have a sandy yellow patch on the back of their head. They are lighter on top than underneath. They have a short, cone-shaped bill. Females are dull brown with streaks.

Habits

Bobolinks group together most of the year. They sit on fence posts or any high perch over a meadow and sing.

Diet

Bobolinks eat mostly seeds on the ground, but while they are breeding may eat insects and worms.

Reproduction

Bobolinks nest in small groups. The female builds a nest of grass on the ground hidden in the high grass. She lays 3-7 eggs, which she warms (incubates) for about 2 weeks.

Bobolink

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Dolichonyx
Species: D. oryzivorus

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