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The uplifting flute-like vocalization of Western Meadowlark is a common sound to hear on the prairies of western and central Kansas.
A colorful member of the blackbird family, the Western Meadowlark uses a feeding method that relies on its strong muscles that open its bill. They can insert their bill into soil, bark, etc., and then force it open to make a larger hole. This gives them an advantage over other birds to reach insects that most other birds can’t get to.
This Western Meadowlark was photographed on the Hoeme Family Farm and Ranch Ranch in Gove County, Kansas.
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- © John L. Dengler
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