TITLE

Bobolink

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Bobolink, a North American bird related to the oriole and blackbird. The bird's name comes from its song, bob-o-lee, bob-o-link. A bobolink is about seven inches (18 cm) long. The female has olive plumage streaked with black and is yellowish underneath. In the mating season the male is black, white, and buff. At other times, he resembles the female. The female lays four to seven white eggs, streaked and spotted with lilac and brown. The simple nest of dried grass stems is hidden in a meadow.
ACCESSION #
37309869

 

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