Prarie Lark

The Western Meadowlark is a medium-sized icterid bird, about 8.5 in long. It nests on the ground in open country in western and central North America. It feeds mostly on insects, but also seeds and berries. It has distinctive calls described as watery or flute-like, which distinguish it from the closely related Eastern Meadowlark.

The Prarie Lark is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

the rock fort camp saw the prarie lark, a speceis of the peawee, the blue crested fisher, the partycoloured corvus, and the black pheasant. a speceis of hiasinth native of this place blumed to- day, it was not in blume yesterday. 17th weather warm; the sweet willow & white oak begin to put forth their leaves 18th rain but slight. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Icteridae
Genus : Sturnella
Species : neglecta
Authority : Audubon, 1844