Western Meadowlark

Blackbirds, Orioles, and Meadowlarks

Western Meadowlark

Sturnella neglecta

All Year

Blackbirds, Orioles, and Meadowlarks

Western Meadowlark

Daniel Fitzgerald

Western Meadowlark

Drab, mottled brown back color contrasts with yellow breast and V-shaped black band on the underparts. In flight, note the white outer tail feathers. Song is distinctly flute-like.


Nests on the ground. Grasses and plant-stems are used to build a cup-shaped nest that is often domed. Feeds on seeds and insects.



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