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Lark Bunting Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Lark Buntings are a quite common site in the western half of South Dakota.  I live on the far eastern edge, so for me it's at least a 2 1/2 hour drive to get to an area where I could reasonably expect to find them. Despite that, I do have a number of photos of them, but they have been a little camera shy for me over the years. You will notice from the photos below where you're most likely to see a Lark Bunting...sitting on a fence post or a barbed wire fence.  The photo below was taken on June 3rd, 2018 near Kadoka, South Dakota.

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

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Lark Bunting 1

July 23rd, 2011

Grand River National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 2

July 29th, 2007

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 3

July 16tth, 2004

Near Presho, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 4

July 29th, 2007

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting 5

July 4th, 2005

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 6

July 29th, 2007

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 7

July 29th, 2007

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 8

July 23rd, 2011

Grand River National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting 9

July 23rd, 2011

Grand River National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 10

July 23rd, 2011

Grand River National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 11

July 23rd, 2011

Grand River National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 12

July 23rd, 2011

Grand River National Grasslands, South Dakota

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting - Calamospiza melanocorys

Lark Bunting 13

July 5th, 2010

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 14

June 3rd, 2018 - Near Kadoka, South Dakota

Lark Bunting 15

June 3rd, 2018 - Near Kadoka, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Lark Bunting.


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