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    Lark Bunting

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    Lark Bunting

    Calamospiza melanocorys
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Passerellidae
    Basic Description

    A common sparrow of the Great Plains, the male Lark Bunting is distinctive with its black body and white wings. It is the only sparrow that changes completely out of a bright breeding plumage into a drab winter one.

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    Other Names
    • Gorrión Alas Blancas (Spanish)
    • Bruant noir et blanc (French)
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