A lot of bird species are migratory. That means that they spend part of the year in one place and then travel (fly) to another place for some time. Migration is typically based around ideal conditions for breeding versus availability of food... Read more »
Bobolinks are small migratory blackbirds that breed across northern parts of the United States into Canada. Males in breeding plumage are striking and unusual, with black fronts and light, white and creamy, backs. After breeding, Bobolinks migrate down to Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay in central South America.
Bobolinks breed in grasslands, a habitat that has suffered decline. In their wintering grounds, they feast on grains, and are called "ricebirds" by some locals for this reason.
Bobolinks have a bubbling, mechanical-sounding song, which is sung in flight by the males.
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Have you ever seen a Bobolink? Here are some fun facts about these striking prairie birds! 1. One nickname given to the Bobolink is "skunk blackbird." The breeding plumage of males is distinctive in North America; it is the only bird... Read more »
A is for Avocet, B is for Bobolink and C is for Coot. Check out our latest Birdorable Alphabet designs, now available on t-shirts and gifts. Almost all letters are there and we'll be adding a few more... Read more »