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Any of various songbirds of the genus Sturnella of the Americas, especially S. magna and S. neglecta, having brownish plumage, a yellow breast, and a black crescent-shaped marking beneath the throat.


(Animals) either of two North American yellow-breasted songbirds, Sturnella magna (eastern meadowlark) or S. neglecta (western meadowlark): family Icteridae (American orioles)


(ˈmɛd oʊˌlɑrk)

either of two grassland-dwelling North American songbirds of the genus Sturnella, of the oriole subfamily, having a brown-streaked back and a yellow breast.
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Noun1.meadowlark - North American songbirds having a yellow breastmeadowlark - North American songbirds having a yellow breast
American oriole, New World oriole, oriole - American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
genus Sturnella, Sturnella - a genus of passerine birds including the meadowlarks
eastern meadowlark, Sturnella magna - a meadowlark of eastern North America
Sturnella neglecta, western meadowlark - a meadowlark of western North America
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We used program MARK to model daily survival rates of meadowlarks (White and Burnham, 1999).
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Although he found increases in total numbers, there were steep declines in species like meadowlarks and mourning doves.
Of special note is the addition to this highly recommended picturebook for children a very special educational section, 'For Creative Minds', that provides children with fun facts about birds, 'bird math', bird injuries, and a 'Match the Nest' activity with nest information for Magpies, Killdeer, Robins, Screech-Owls, Starlings, Brewer's Blackbird; the Common Grackle, Meadowlarks, Whip-poor-wills, Mourning Doves, and the Northern Oriole.
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And roadrunners, meadowlarks and sparrow hawks,'' added Diana.
Brown-headed cowbirds, dickcissels (Spiza americana), grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum) and meadowlarks (Sturnella spp.
Here they are, along with re-introduced bighorn sheep and bison, prairie dogs, coyotes, badgers, rabbits, Western meadowlarks, swifts, wrens, golden eagles, magpies, rattlesnakes.