‘Field Notes’: All About The Western Meadowlark

By | May 15, 2018

Western meadowlark, or “thunderchunk”. KEVIN COLE (CC-BY-2)

Montana Public Radio has an article that begins…

If you have been in open country anywhere in Montana, you have heard, and probably seen, thunderchunks. These birds are everywhere, proclaiming territories and singing from fence posts, sage brush, and telephone poles.

Thunderchunks are mostly colored a drab brownish tan, with brilliant yellow chests like gaudy vests worn under brown tweed jackets. To complete the outfit, they wear a thick black bib necklace in the shape of a V. You may know these birds by their common name of western meadowlark.

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