Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Length 6.3-10.2 in (16.0-25.9 cm)
Wingspan 1.3 ft (40.9 cm)
Weight 3.1-4.1 oz (87.9-116.2 g)
Clutch Size 2-7
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Western Meadowlark is very similar to the Eastern Meadowlark. You can find Western Meadowlarks throughout the central and western part of the U.S. and Canada. Western Meadowlarks are the state bird of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon and Wyoming. They eat seeds, berries, and insects.

Sexes are similar. The female builds the nest on the ground and the male may mates with another female. The female does most of the feeding of the chicks.

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