Montana State Bird: Western meadowlark
Scientific Name: Sturnella neglecta
State Bird Description: The Western Meadowlark is medium sized bird that is found in much of the central to western parts of the United States. The Western Meadowlark is a multi colored bird what boast a bright yellow bellow with a black V on it's chest. The back of the Western Meadowlark is white with black and brown streaks. The Western Meadowlark has a very distinctive call which can be described as flute like. The Western Meadowlark is the state bird of six states in the US only the Northern Cardinal represents more states with it being the state bird of seven states.
Where It's Found: The Western Meadowlark can be found in much of the west and central western states of the United States, it's preferred habitat is grasslands, prairies, pastures, and abandoned fields due to how it nests. The Western Meadowlark builds it's nest on the ground in the grass which leaves is susceptible.
Montana State Bird Dedication: 1941