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About the Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Meadowlarks are medium-sized blackbirds that live across a wide range of eastern North America and northeastern parts of South America.

Adult Eastern Meadowlarks have yellowish underparts with a prominent black "v" shape across the breast. They have long, pointy bills.

The Eastern Meadowlark is known for it beautiful song, which it sings from perches across its prairie-like habitat.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 29 June 2007
Scientific Name Sturnella magna
  • Charadriiformes
  • Haematopodidae
  • Sturnella
  • S. magna
Birdorable Family Icterids
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
7.5 to 10.2 inches
13.8 to 15.7 inches
3.2 to 5.3 ounces
Range North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • Pedro-ceroulo (Brazilian)
  • 东草地鹨 (Chinese)
  • vlhovec východní (Czech)
  • Østlig Englærke (Danish)
  • Witkaakweidespreeuw (Dutch)
  • preeriaturpiaali (Finnish)
  • Sturnelle des prés (French)
  • Lerchenstärling (German)
  • Sturnella allodola orientale (Italian)
  • ヒガシマキバドリ (higashimakibadori) (Japanese)
  • Englerketrupial (Norwegian)
  • wojak obrozny (Polish)
  • Восточный луговой трупиал (Russian)
  • Turpial Oriental (Spanish)
  • Östlig ängstrupial (Swedish)