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Bobolink (female)
Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: black and brown and yellow buff
Occurrence: fields and grasslands
Diet: insects, seeds
Nest: cup on ground
Field Identification: buffy overall, striped head, wings with black stripes, dark line behind eye
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 83 Icteridae (blackbirds,orioles,cowbirds,meadowlarks
Genus: Dolichonyx
Species: oryzivorus

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