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The Eastern Meadowlark is a medium-sized bird, very similar in appearance to the Western Meadowlark. It appears from eastern North America to South America.

Adults have yellow under-parts with a black V on the breast and white flanks with black streaks. The upper-parts are mainly brown with black streaks. They have a long pointed bill and head is striped with light brown and black.

The song of this bird is of whistles. These birds forage on the ground OR in low vegetation, sometimes probing with its bill. They mainly eat arthropods, but also seeds and berries. In winter, they often feed in flocks.

Their breeding habitat is grasslands, pastures and hay fields. Nesting occurs throughout the summer months. The nest is also on the ground, covered with a roof woven from grasses. There may be more than one nesting female in a male's territory.

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Eastern Meadowlark, White Rock Creek Greenbelt
Eastern Meadowlark, White Rock Creek Greenbelt
Eastern Meadowlark, White Rock Creek Greenbelt

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