Eastern Meadowlark

Sturnella magna

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Code 4

EAME

Code 6

STUMAG

ITIS

HEAD

Eastern Meadowlark Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Striped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black and white striped.
  • Forehead Color: Black and yellow.
  • Nape Color: Black and white striped.
  • Throat Color: Yellow
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Eastern Meadowlark Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-28 cm (9-11 in)
  • Weight: 102 g (3.6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Yellow
  • Underparts: Yellow with broad black V on breast and black streaked white flanks.
  • Upperparts: Brown streaked with buff and black.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Eastern Meadowlark Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Several rapid wing beats followed by a glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 34-43 cm (13.5-17 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid with edging
  • Upper Tail: Brown streaked with buff and black.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Pink-orange
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