Eastern Meadowlark

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The eastern meadowlark (Sturnella magna) is a medium-sized icterid bird, very similar in appearance to thewestern meadowlark. It occurs from eastern North America to South America, where it is also most widespread in the east.

The adult eastern meadowlark measures from 19 to 28 cm (7.5 to 11.0 in) in length and spans 35–40 cm (14–16 in) across the wings.[2] Body mass ranges from 76 to 150 g (2.7 to 5.3 oz).[3][4] The extended wing bone measures 8.9–12.9 cm (3.5–5.1 in), the tail measures 5.3–8.6 cm (2.1–3.4 in), the culmen measures 2.8–3.7 cm (1.1–1.5 in) and the tarsus measures 3.6–4.7 cm (1.4–1.9 in). Females are smaller in all physical dimensions.[5] Adults have yellow underparts with a black “V” on the breast and white flanks with black streaks. The upperparts are mainly brown with black streaks. They have a long pointed bill; the head is striped with light brown and black. source

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