Eastern Meadowlark

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 29 June 2007
Scientific Name
Sturnella magna
  • Charadriiformes
  • Haematopodidae
  • Sturnella
  • S. magna
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
7.5 to 10.2 inches
13.8 to 15.7 inches
3.2 to 5.3 ounces


International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Pedro-ceroulo
Chinese (汉语) 东草地鹨
Czech (Cesky) vlhovec východní
Danish (Dansk) Østlig Englærke
Dutch (Nederlands) Witkaakweidespreeuw
Finnish (Suomi) preeriaturpiaali
French (Français) Sturnelle des prés
German (Deutsch) Lerchenstärling
Italian (Italiano) Sturnella allodola orientale
Japanese (日本語) ヒガシマキバドリ (higashimakibadori)
Norwegian (Norsk) Englerketrupial
Polish (Polski) wojak obrozny
Russian (русский язык) Восточный луговой трупиал
Spanish (Español) Turpial Oriental
Swedish (Svenska) Östlig ängstrupial
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