Perching

Lark Bunting

Calamospiza melanocorys
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Length: 7 in. (18 cm )
On the breeding grounds of open fields and prairies, the male is conspicuous as it gives its flight song high in the air and descends in a great flutter of wings. The grass nest is hidden on the ground under grass bunches. Food in the summer is largely insects. During the winter this species forms large and obvious flocks in open fields where they feed on seeds. The males look like females during the winter.

The four-digit banding code is LARB.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Jim Burns


Agricultural

Desert

Grasslands

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Lark Bunting
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 21, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/lark-bunting

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Lark Bunting. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 21, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/lark-bunting

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Lark Bunting". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/lark-bunting

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Dr. Biology. "Lark Bunting". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/lark-bunting

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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