Western Meadowlark

Sturnella neglecta

Summary 2

The western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) is a medium-sized icterid bird, about 8.5 in (22 cm) in length. It nests on the ground in open grasslands across western and central North America. It feeds mostly on insects, but will also feed on seeds and berries. The western meadowlark has distinctive calls described as watery or flute-like, which distinguish it from the closely related eastern meadowlark.

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  1. (c) greglasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley, http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/219249
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturnella_neglecta

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1. kingdom Animals
2. class Birds
Color brown, yellow