Bobolinks

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The crack-brained bobolink courts his crazy mate,
Poised on a bulrush tipsy with his weight.

Bobolinks (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) are small New World blackbirds making up the only member of genus Dolichonyx.

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Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 75.
  • Modest and shy as a nun is she;
    One weak chirp is her only note;
    Braggarts and prince of braggarts is he,
    Pouring boasts from his little throat.
  • Robert of Lincoln is gayly drest,
    Wearing a bright black wedding-coat;
    White are his shoulders and white his crest.
  • One day in the bluest of summer weather,
    Sketching under a whispering oak,
    I heard five bobolinks laughing together,
    Over some ornithological joke.
  • When Nature had made all her birds,
    With no more cares to think on,
    She gave a rippling laugh and out
    There flew a Bobolinkon.
  • The crack-brained bobolink courts his crazy mate,
    Poised on a bulrush tipsy with his weight.
  • Out of the fragrant heart of bloom,
    The bobolinks are singing;
    Out of the fragrant heart of bloom
    The apple-tree whispers to the room,
    "Why art thou but a nest of gloom
    While the bobolinks are singing?"

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