National Geographic : 1934 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © National Geographic Society "BOB O' LINCOLN" TRAVELS IN DISGUISE AND UNDER ASSUMED NAMES To the rollicking banjo songs of the "bridegroom" in his black, white, and buff "wedding dress," the bobolinks (upper) nest in northern meadows. Then the male dons a dull suit for the flight of nearly 5,000 miles to the winter home south of the Amazon. In southern States farmers call them "rice-birds" and many are shot as pillagers. Others are eaten as "butter-birds" in Jamaica. A handsome westerner is Brewer's blackbird (right center pair). The rusty blackbirds (lower trio) vary from the greenish black of the pair at the left in summer to the rusty brown of the young deb in her fall frock (lower right).