Lark Bunting

Silhouette SparrowsSparrows

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
  • Chingolo Albinegro (Spanish)
  • Bruant noir et blanc (French)
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