Oregon State Bird - Western Meadowlark
Oregon State Bird

Western Meadowlark

The Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), designated as the state bird of Oregon, is a striking songbird known for its vibrant plumage and melodious songs. These medium-sized birds feature bright yellow underparts adorned with intricate black streaks, a distinctive black V-shaped bib on their chest, and a bold black streak running through their eyes. Western Meadowlarks are often found in grasslands, prairies, and open fields throughout the western United States, including Oregon. Their captivating, flute-like melodies serve as a delightful soundtrack to the state's rural landscapes, making them a beloved symbol of Oregon's natural beauty and avian diversity.

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