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Western Meadowlark

Sturnelle de l'Ouest

Sturnella neglecta

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of North American Meadowlarks

B L W W W Family Latin Name
9.5" 24.1cm 14.5" 36.8cm 3.4 oz 96.4g Icteridae Sturnella neglecta

North American Bird Calls

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The Western Meadowlark is similar in size to the Eastern Meadowlark. It seems that this grassland bird is not as shy as the eastern species. This meadowlark can be seen throughout the prairies and plains and is usually perched on fence posts along the roads or up on the utility lines.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database This site provides the user with a complete list of bird species, broken down per country, or in the example of the US or Canada, per state and province. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names.

ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. Regular revised versions are posted to keep the bird list current at all times. This is the list used by all serious birders over their lifetime. You may be aware of the movie called the "Big Year". It was with this list that all the competing birders used in an attempt to set a new record as to how many bird species that could be seen by an individual birder in one calendar year.

I hope you will take advantage of these suggested websites. I have used each of them, in one way or another, throughout the years in my quest to better identify and understand our fine feathered friends.

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