The Western Meadowlark is a chunky brown speckled brown bird with a bright yellow throat and breast with a black V on the breast. It has a short tail with a patch of white on each side. It is paler than the Eastern Meadowlark. The cheek is yellow that differentiates it for the eastern Meadowlark. It has a range from southwest Canada and the western half of the United States to central Mexico. It has a habitat of open fields, pastures, meadows, and prairies. It is usually not first seen, but heard by a guttural chatter that is a distinctive sound. Its diet consists of mostly insects and seeds by foraging while walking on the ground.