CO State Symbols
Updated: May 23rd, 2010 - 21:01:09
| State Bird of Colorado
Sep 7, 2006, 11:47 PST
|National Geographic Society 1939|
- Length: 6 inches
- Large, pale bill
- White wing patch
Adult male alternate:
- Black plumage
- Large wing patch
- Brownish head with pale supercilium
- Brown streaked back
- White underparts with heavy streaking
- Blackish wings with brown edges and white wing patch
- Basic and immature plumages similar to female
The male Lark Bunting is readily identifiable. Female-type plumage is
somewhat similar to various sparrows and female finches but has a white wing
patch and a large, pale bill.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
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