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Bobolink

It's black and white with a bit of yellow, too.

By: Jerry Poindexter
Updated June 29, 2017

Jerry Poindexter is a carving judge and the author of Songbirds I and II (measured drawings, containing 50 patterns). You can reach Jerry viae-mail at icarve@cet.com.
 
The bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) is a medium-sized songbird that can be measured between 5½  and 7½ inches in length. It is the only North American songbird that is white on the back and black underneath. The bobolink has a short bill with short pointed tail, with feathers similar to those of a woodpecker.

The reference for the pattern and painting notes are from study skins provided by Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington.

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