Lark bunting

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(Zool.) a fringilline bird (Calamospiza melanocorys) found on the plains of the Western United States.

See also: Lark

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Birds as common as the meadowlark and lark bunting showed significant long-term losses.
we included the ash-throated flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens), western kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis), warbling vireo (Vireo gilvus), Lucy's warbler (Oreothlypis luciae), western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana), chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina), lark sparrow (Chondestes grammacus), lark bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys), black-headed grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus), lazuli bunting (Passerina amoena), Bullock's oriole (Icterus bullockii), and lesser goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria).
The researcher concluded by noting that they recorded numerous members of the state birds of Kansas and Colorado: the western meadowlark and the lark bunting.
Dominant species were: STV starling, blackbirds, doves and wrens; RAW ducks, geese, coots and gulls; PON horned lark, longspurs, lark bunting and meadowlark Vertebrate populations were mainly affected by floods, grazing, timber cutting and burning on STV; by drought, truck traffic and aquatic plant removal by carp on RAW; and by grazing, reseeding, hail and drought on PON.
Ferruginous hawk Northern harrier Greater prairie chicken (NA) Sharp-tailed grouse Ring-necked pheasant Mountain plover (NA) Long-billed curlew Upland sandpiper Barn owl (NA) Burrowing owl Short-eared owl Horned lark Sedge wren Sprague's pipit Bobolink (above) Eastern meadowlark (left) Western meadowlark Dickcissel Lark bunting Savannah sparrow Grasshopper sparrow Baird's sparrow LeConte's sparrow Henslow's sparrow Cassin's sparrow Vesper sparrow McGown's longspur Chestnut-collared longspur *Key: Declining Increasing Stable Insufficient data (NA) For More About Grasslands