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A migratory marvel, the Bobolink may travel the equivalent of four or five times around the Earth in its lifetime.
Reflecting its taste for rice and other grains, the Bobolink has been called the “ricebird.” Its bubbling song, which seems to say “bobolink,” is the origin of its unusual name.
These are birds of prairie and grasslands across the northern United States and southern Canada; they can also been found in uncut pastures, overgrown fields, and meadows during the breeding season. The handsome males wear a unique “backward tuxedo” during breeding and sing while performing conspicuous flight displays.