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Western Meadowlark

Sturnella neglecta


Western Meadowlarks have yellow underparts with intricately patterned brown, black and buff upperparts. A black “V” crosses the bright yellow breast; it is gray in winter. Contrasting stripes of dark brown and light buff mark the head. The outer tail feathers flash white in flight.


wide open spaces of native grasslands and agricultural fields for spring and summer breeding and winter foraging. Look for them among low to medium-height grasses more so than in tall fields. They also occur along the weedy verges of roads, marsh edges, and mountain meadows up to 10,000 feet.

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KarenL 11 years ago

Lovely capture!

Beautiful Daniel,congrats,thanks for sharing

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Mar 8, 2013
Submitted on Mar 8, 2013

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