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marcsantacurz Saturday 20th October 2018 05:11

Western meadowlark?
 
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I think this is a western meadowlark in fall plumage (from the mottled cheek).

Santa Cruz, California. Both photos are same bird, slightly different head posture.

Thanks for ID help.

Marc

fugl Saturday 20th October 2018 07:29

Western Meadowlark

aeshna5 Saturday 20th October 2018 12:00

Agree

kasfig Saturday 20th October 2018 17:44

Please can anyone advise: how do we distinguish between Eastern and Western?

KC Foggin Saturday 20th October 2018 17:49

Cornell has a helpful link comparing the two side by side. See:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/...mpare/67377581

kasfig Saturday 20th October 2018 20:27

Thank you - I guess that would be hard to separate in the field in an overlap zone except by voice.


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