Colorado State Bird - Lark Bunting
Colorado State Bird

Lark Bunting

The Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) is the state bird of Colorado, known for its striking appearance and unique behaviors. These medium-sized songbirds are distinguished by their contrasting black and white plumage, with the males sporting jet-black bodies and white wing patches. During the breeding season, male Lark Buntings perform elaborate aerial displays, spiraling high into the sky before descending with fluttering wings and melodious calls. These charismatic birds are commonly found in Colorado's grasslands, where they forage for seeds and insects. Their presence in the state symbolizes the diverse and vibrant wildlife that thrives in Colorado's varied landscapes.

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