Utah Bird Profile
 Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Name Roots: (L. sturnus, "a starling"; -ella, "little" - neglecta, "neglected"
[named by Audubon because it was overlooked when they  named 'magna' in 1758])

In Utah:   
Article by Alton Thygerson
characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a cup nest. This species is an uncommon cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: ground gleaner. During the non-breeding seasons this species is an omnivore: ground forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in high desert scrub and grassland habitats.

by John Crawley

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