Fauna of Saskatchewan 18

Western Meadowlark

Sturnella neglecta

Location: Devonian Islands, Regina

Interesting facts:

– A male Western Meadowlark usually has two mates at the same time.

– They are  a member of the blackbird family.

– Meadowlarks feed by “gaping”. They push their bill into soil or bark, then force it open, creating a hole to access insects.

– They will abandon nests if disturbed by humans.

– Western Meadowlarks eat seeds, berries, and insects.


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