Western Meadowlark

(Sturnella neglecta)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Grassy meadows and pastures, savannas

Size

9¾ to 9½ in length

14½ wingspan


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Icteridae (blackbirds and orioles)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Western Meadowlark
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  Western Meadowlark
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
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  Western Meadowlark
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  Western Meadowlarks
Craig A. Mullenbach
 
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Western Meadowlarks in Custer State Park South Dakota.

 
     

 

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  Western Meadowlark
WIld Bird Video Productions
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 16, 2012

Western Meadowlark singing on territory in Wyoming. ©JimZipp.com ©WildbirdVideos.com

 
     
  Western Meadowlark Singing
Larry Jordan
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Dec 25, 2010

The typical sighting of a Western Meadowlark singing from a fence along the roadway. In this clip you can hear another Meadowlark calling back in the background

 
     
  Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) - YouTube
JCVdude
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 18, 2013

The Western Meadowlark is a medium-sized icterid bird, about 8.5 in long. It nests on the ground in open country in western and central North America. It feeds mostly on insects, but also seeds and berries. *Wikipedia

 
     
  Western Meadowlark
Dalcio Dacol
 
   
 
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Published on May 4, 2012

Recorded at Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado, on April 23, 2012.

 
     
  Song of the Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
Wandering Sole TV
 
   
 
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Published on Apr 24, 2012

Sturnella neglecta

A western meadowlark singing on a fencepost in the East Kootenays, April 2012. I had to break the video into many segments because of all the noise from the traffic passing by on the highway. And for late April it was quite warm and the video has quite a wavy appearance from the heat (and the fact that the video was fully at it's maximum zoom). Nonetheless, I liked how the song of this meadowlark was captured. Spring is here!

 
     

 

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