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State Bird of Colorado
Sep 7, 2006, 11:47 PST

National Geographic Society 1939

Lark bunting
Calamospiza melanocorys

Identification Tips:

  • Length: 6 inches
  • Large, pale bill
  • White wing patch

Adult male alternate:

  • Black plumage
  • Large wing patch

Adult female:

  • Brownish head with pale supercilium
  • Brown streaked back
  • White underparts with heavy streaking
  • Blackish wings with brown edges and white wing patch
  • Basic and immature plumages similar to female

Similar species:

The male Lark Bunting is readily identifiable. Female-type plumage is somewhat similar to various sparrows and female finches but has a white wing patch and a large, pale bill.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Source: USGS

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