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Lark bunting (male)
Calamospiza melanocorys


Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: black and white
Occurrence: prairies, fields, steppe
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cup on ground
Field Identification: black with white wing patch, blue-gray conical bill, colors similar to female when on wintering grounds
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 81 Emberizidae (sparrows,juncos,towhees,some buntings)
Genus: Calamospiza
Species: melanocorys

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