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Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna

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Size: 9-11"

A plump, brown-streaked bird with white edged tail; bright yellow throat and breast. Breast is crossed with a black "V".

Voice: "see-u" or "see-yeer"

Range: Breeds from southeastern Canada south throughout eastern United States west to Nebraska, Texas, and Arizona. Winters in most of breeding range.

A bird of the American farmland, the Eastern Meadowlark is usually seen singing from an open perch. Meadowlarks are known to be polygamous and will mate with several females in its territory. The birds often breed in hayfields and their nests are destroyed by mowing.

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