Stocky grassland bird with a stout bill. Breeding males have a black belly, yellowish throat, and a rusty nape. Flashes white outer tail feathers in flight.© Bob Martinka | Macaulay LibraryMontana, May 12, 2019
Nonbreeding birds are grayish buff overall with dusky streaks on the back. Underparts are grayish with blurry streaks. Note rather plain face with faint marks around the ear.© Jacob Drucker | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, November 13, 2016
Males sing a descending melodious warble, resembling a Western Meadowlark, from exposed perches such as tall blades of grass, small shrubs, or fencing wire.© Benjamin Clock | Macaulay LibraryMontana, June 29, 2011
Stocky grassland bird that walks or runs along the ground. Adult males have a black belly, a chestnut nape, and a yellowish throat.© Shawn Billerman | Macaulay LibraryWyoming, April 19, 2014
Nonbreeding birds are grayish buff overall with dusky streaks on the back and blurry streaks on the belly. Note rather plain face with faint marks around the ear.© Justyn Stahl | Macaulay LibraryCalifornia, October 24, 2016
Outer tail feathers are white while inner tails are dark, forming a distinct triangle.© Luke Seitz | Macaulay LibraryMaine, June 24, 2012
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