Eastern and Western Meadowlarks
Meadowlarks belong to the genus Sturnella in the New World
family Icteridae. They are closely related to the North
American Blackbirds. The males of most of the birds
belonging to the genus Sturnella have some black or brown on
their backs. They also have thoroughly red or yellow under
parts. They are also largely insectivores that are found in
The Meadowlarks belonging to genus Sturnella comprise of:
- Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna
- Lilian's Meadowlark, Sturnella lilianae
- Long-tailed Meadowlark, Sturnella loyca
- Pampas Meadowlark, Sturnella defillippi
- Peruvian Meadowlark, Sturnella bellicosa
- Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
The Western Meadowlark is a familiar and beautiful bird that
is abundant across the western two thirds of the North
American continent. They are found in open country and
The Western Meadowlark is known for its lovely melodic song.
It is frequently heard and seen singing along the roadside
in grasslands and agricultural areas while perched atop a
The Western Meadowlark is a large stocky songbird with a
short tail. The male Western Meadowlark has a throat, chest,
and belly of a vibrant yellow. They have a black "V" across
the chest and a brown back with streaks. The outer tail
feathers are white.
The young Western Meadowlark looks similar to the adults but
the stripes are less defined and plumage is paler all over.
The young also have dusky spots or flecks of black instead
of the black "V".
The Eastern Meadowlark is very similar to the Western and
they are seen all over Eastern North America and parts of
Central America. The two genera are difficult to tell apart
aside from their songs and their locations, but they do not
tend to hybridize where their ranges meet. The Western
Meadowlark has a warbled flute-like song, while the Eastern
Meadowlark's call is simply whistled.
Western and Eastern Meadowlarks forage on the ground or in
low vegetation for their diet of arthropods, berries and
seeds, and nest on the ground. Nests are usually roofed with
The Western Meadowlark is the state bird of Wyoming, Oregon,
North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, and Kansas.
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