Western Meadow Lark

Western Meadowlark

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Western Meadowlarks reside at Kaweah Oaks Preserve. They can almost always be seen in the alkali meadow. Watch the wire fence around the meadow where they often perch and sing their wonderful melodies. If you come early in the morning, you may see a flock of these colorful birds in the parking area.

Western Meadowlarks are medium-large chunky birds with short tail and wings, long slender bill; back and head brown and streaky; front yellow with bold black band; head striped; tail with white corners. Nests on ground in grassy areas; has characteristic loud gurgling, flutelike song. Please don't  walk through the meadow during nesting season. 

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