Western Meadowlark

brown and yellow meadowlark sings from its perch on a tree branch
Western Meadowlark. ©Tim Hauf, timhaufphotography.com

Quick Facts
Type: Bird

Diet: Omnivore; Seeds, fruit, insects

Average lifespan: 5-8 years

Average size: Length: 6-10 in.; Wingspan: 16 in.

Average weight: 3-4 oz.

Did You Know?
Western meadowlarks perform a behavior known as "gaping." They insert their beak into the ground and then force it open, creating a hole through which they have access to insects and seeds.

Last updated: November 3, 2016