AskDefine | Define meadowlark

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meadowlark n : North American yellow-breasted songbirds [syn: lark]

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  1. Any of several songbirds, of the genus Sturnella, native to North America


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Extensive Definition

Meadowlarks are birds belonging to the genus Sturnella in the New World family Icteridae.
This genus includes seven species of largely insectivorous grassland birds. In all species the male at least has a black or brown back and extensively red or yellow underparts.
The genus Sturnella comprises:


  • New World Blackbirds by Jaramillo and Burke, ISBN 0-7136-4333-1

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meadowlark in German: Lerchenstärlinge
meadowlark in Lithuanian: Pieviniai trupialai
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