Western Meadowlark Images and information:
- Western Meadowlarks have yellow chests, long thin bills, brown to buff backs with intricate patterns and a black V on their chests.
- Western Meadowlarks feed mostly on insects, but also seeds and berries.
- The song of the Western Meadowlark is different than the song of an Eastern Meadowlark. Both songs are flute-like and very melodic.
- Male Western Meadowlarks often have two mates, the females do all of the incubation and brooding and most of the feeding of the young.
- A group of meadowlarks is known as a “pod”.
- Western Meadowlarks lay 3 – 7 eggs and the incubation period is 13 to 15 days.
- Their preferred habitat is open grasslands with scattered tree or bushes.
- Western Meadowlarks are ground foragers.
- Northern Western Meadowlarks will migrate.
- Western Meadowlarks can live up to 10 years
I hope you enjoy viewing my Western Meadowlark photos.