The Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) is a common denizen of Colorado’s eastern plains and foothills, nesting and feeding on the ground among the grasses. If you’re lucky enough to see a Western Meadowlark with its bright yellow underparts and prominent black “V” on its chest (which, unfortunately, the bird pictured above did not want to show me), it will probably be a male sitting high on a fencepost or at the top of a tree, singing his lungs out while bravely defending his territory. In my opinion, the Western Meadowlark has the prettiest song in all of birddom. To hear the beautiful song of this lovely bird, click here —-> Western Meadowlark song.
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