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  Bobolink  
  (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)  
 

 

 
  The exuberant and gurgling flight song, and the black, white and gold coloration make the Bobolink relatively easy to identify. This species is now common in the dry grassy fields and meadows of Southern Quebec's agricultural lands. It is likely that before European settlement, a small number of this species also resided in Quebec, inhabiting natural clearings such as bogs and marshes. Another interesting fact about the Bobolink is that it overwinters in Argentina, making the Bobolink the ultimate long-distance traveler of Quebec's songbirds - travelling 17,000 km annually!  
  Distribution of the Bobolink in S. Quebec:  
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