It may be spooky season, but no, it’s not the Babadook; it’s the Bobolink! The tinkling, staccato song of the Bobolink is infectious; males have two songs that each consist of 25–50 notes doled out at bullet speed in a fixed sequence over just 3.5 seconds. They are also the only North American male songbirds that are black on their stomachs and white on their backs, with a telltale sunny patch on the back of their heads. The feathers of males and nonbreeding males have streaks of brown with warm yellow highlights.
Right now Bobolinks are migrating 12,000 miles south to warmer climates—those in the southeast of the United States should look for them in the grassy fields they like to frequent. As they migrate their diet consists of rice and grains (their species name, oryzivorus, means “rice eating”), and you can attract them to your yard by dispersing rice, sorghum (a grassy grain), and oats.
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🦜 Feast Your Eyes Birds of the World: The Art of Elizabeth Gould Elizabeth Gould illustrated some of the most important ornithology books of the 19th century, but her well-known husband, the “Bird Man” John Gould, took most of the credit for her work. This hardcover book, which will be released on November 7, showcases her stunning illustrations. Read more about Elizabeth’s oft-forgotten story on our website.
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