Western Meadowlark

Sturnella neglecta

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Code 4

WEME

Code 6

STUNEG

ITIS

HEAD

Western Meadowlark Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Head pattern: Striped, Eyering, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Dark brown and white striped.
  • Forehead Color: Brown and white with yellow.
  • Nape Color: Brown and buff striped.
  • Throat Color: Yellow
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Western Meadowlark Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-28 cm (9-11 in)
  • Weight: 106 g (3.73 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Yellow
  • Underparts: Yellow, with broad black V on breast, and black spotted buff flanks.
  • Upperparts: Brown streaked with buff and black.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Western Meadowlark Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Flies low., Rapid shallow stiff wing beats followed by short glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 34-43 cm (13.5-17 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown with black barring and white outer feathers.
  • Under Tail: Brown with black barring, and white outer feathers.
  • Leg Color: Pink
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