Eastern Meadowlark

(Sturnella magna)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Grassy meadows and pastures, savannas

Size

9 to 9½ in length

14 wingspan


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Migration

Mid-March to late November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Icteridae (blackbirds and orioles)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Cuban Meadowlark (Sturnella magna hippocrepis)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna alticola)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna auropectoralis)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna griscomi)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna inexspectata)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna magna)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna meridionalis)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna monticola)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna paralios)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna praticola)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna saundersi)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna subulata)

Mexican Meadowlark (Sturnella magna mexicana)

Rio Grande Meadowlark (Sturnella magna hoopesi)

Southern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna argutula)

 
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  Eastern Meadowlark, Chirlobirlo (Sturnella magna)
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Uploaded on Jul 5, 2009

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  Eastern Meadowlark Portait
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Uploaded on May 10, 2010

Footage of a singing Eastern Meadowlark gathered at the Bradford Farm Experimental Station (University of Missouri) near Columbia, Missouri. I particularly like the second clip, which is a study in browns. The whistled song of the male has been likened to the phrase "Spring Of The Year".

© 2010 Lang Elliott
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  Eastern Meadowlark
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Eastern Meadowlark Singing - Taken in Hendry County, Florida

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Published on May 17, 2012

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The song of this bird is of pure, melancholy whistles, and thus simpler than the jumbled and flutey song of the Western Meadowlark; their ranges overlap across central North America. In the field, the song is often the easiest way to tell the two species apart, though plumage differences do exist, like tail pattern and malar coloration.

 
     

 

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