Nag Nag Nag!

Martin Smart

Nanaimo, Canada

Artist's Description

Best viewed large
Canon 40D
1/500sec f6.3 ISO 200
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

WINNER of the Two Birds Challenge in the The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

WINNER of the Yellow Breasted Birds Challenge in the Birds! Birds! Birds! Group

JOINT WINNER of the Any Bird Picture You Want Challenge in the I Love Birds Group

WINNER of the Natural Two Challenge in tne Mood & Ambience Group

Featured in “Songbirds of North America” November 2009
Featured in “World Wildlife Photography” December 2009
Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” July 2012
Featured in “Animal Captions & Confessions” July 2012
Featured in “Caption Fun” July 2012
Featured in “The Birds” August 2012
Featured in “Nature’s Paintbrush” August 2012
Featured in “Canadian Artists” August 2012
Featured in “The Best of Anything & Everything” December 2012

The Western Meadowlark is a medium-sized passerine about 8.5 inches long, and breeds in western Canada, USA and the high Mexican Plateau. Their breeding habitats include grasslands, prairies, pastures, and abandoned fields and the nest is a well-concealed cup on the ground in tall grasses, with a dome-shape roof and an opening on one side.
The bird feeds mainly on insects, but will also eat seeds and berries. It has distinctive calls often described as watery or “flute-like”. The adult birds have yellow underparts, with a black “V” on the breast, and white flanks which are streaked with black. They are mostly brown above, but also have black streaks. They have long pointed bills and their heads are striped with light brown and black.They have a flute-like warbled song.
Photographed in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, USA


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