Wyoming State Animals: Bird, Mammal, Fish, & Reptile

Wyoming's State Bird - Meadowlark

Wyoming’s State Bird – Meadowlark

Wyoming State Bird

This beautiful full-color nature guide will teach you all about Wyoming’s state bird, the meadowlark. You can learn about the meadowlark’s life cycle, habitat, diet, characteristics and more. To see larger versions of the beautiful photographs, simply double-click.

Source: New Hampshire Public Television

Wyoming State Bird (Coloring Page)

This intricately detailed coloring page shows the Wyoming’s state bird, the meadowlark, nestled among Indian paintbrushes, which are Wyoming’s state flower.
Source: Friends Across America

Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

“In 1844, John James Audubon comments on the “curious notes” uttered by meadowlarks along the upper Missouri River. He observed that although the species was known to members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, no one had taken the “least notice” of these birds since. in consequence, Audubon named western meadowlark Sturnella neglecta.

The meadowlark is easily recognized by its bright plumage. The yellow throat and breast are intersected by a distinct black “V”. The bird literally makes a visual shout even before it sings. This brightly colored singer is commonly seen in the open grasslands perched on a fence post or tall weed.

The meadowlarks’ arrival is one of the first indications of the arrival of spring. They are warm season residents of the prairies and grassy valleys, where they feed on insects. They winter in more temperate climates going only as far sough as they need to find snow-free feeding grounds. In the winter they primarily eat grains and seeds.”

Courtesy of the National Park Service

Cuttroat Trout - Wyoming state fish

Cuttroat Trout – Wyoming state fish

 

Wyoming State Fish

Wyoming’s state fish is the cutthroat trout. You can learn all about this state’s fish on this great site. From other common names, to the record for the largest cutthroat trout ever caught in Wyoming.
Source: Wildlife Forever

Cutthroat Trout  (Oncorhynchus clarki)

Cutthroat trout are freshwater fish in the family Salmonidae, as are rainbow trout, salmon, bull and brook charr, whitefish, and grayling.  The cutthroat troat have begun to decline in recent years and many of the species are currently on the threatened or endangered species list.  You can see which ones are listed at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/

 

 

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Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Wyoming State Mammal

This beautiful full-color nature guide will teach you all about Wyoming’s state mammal, the bison. You can learn about the bison’s life cycle, habitat, diet, characteristics and more. To see larger versions of the beautiful photographs, simply double-click.
Source: New Hampshire Public Television

Wyoming State Reptile

Wikipedia really is a wonderful site. This page on the horned toad (more properly called the horned lizard), will give you a wonderful look at Wyoming’s state reptile.
Source: Wikipedia

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AMA style
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APA style
Symbols for Wyoming: State Animals. (2014, April 11). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 23:41, May 27, 2017, from https://statereports.com/wyoming_state_animal_bird_fish_reptile/
MLA style
classbrain, “Symbols for Wyoming: State Animals.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 11 April 2014, 08:31 UTC. . 27 May 2017 <https://statereports.com/wyoming_state_animal_bird_fish_reptile/>.
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The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Symbols for Wyoming: State Animals.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/wyoming_state_animal_bird_fish_reptile/ [accessed May 27, 2017].
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classbrain, Symbols for Wyoming: State Animals [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 April 11, 08:31 UTC [cited 2017 May 27]. Available from: https://statereports.com/wyoming_state_animal_bird_fish_reptile/.
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Symbols for Wyoming: State Animals, https://statereports.com/wyoming_state_animal_bird_fish_reptile/ (last visited May. 27, 2017).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for Wyoming: State Animals. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. April 11, 2014, 08:31 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/wyoming_state_animal_bird_fish_reptile/. Accessed May 27, 2017.