Colorado State Bird

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Colorado State Bird: Lark bunting

Scientific Name: Calamospiza melanocorys

State Bird Description: Lark Bunting are smaller sized song birds that reside in central and western North America. The male adult breeding Lark Bunting looks different than the immature non-breeding males and females. The breeding males are all black body with a large white patch on the upper part of the wing. The immature males and females look similar and are grayish brown with white stripes.

Where It's Found: The lark bunting is found in the grasslands of North America and breed in the prairie regions in central Canada and the mid-western United States.

Colorado State Bird Dedication: 1931