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For other uses, see Meadowlark (disambiguation).
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Eastern meadowlark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae
Genus: Sturnella
Vieillot, 1816
  • S. militaris
  • S. superciliaris
  • S. bellicosa
  • S. defillippi
  • S. loyca
  • S. magna
  • S. neglecta

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:
Red-breasted species, predominantly South American

Yellow-breasted species, predominantly North American


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