All about the world's 8 meadowlark species, birds in the genera Sturnella and Leistes.
This episode is about all the Meadowlarks of the world.
And it’s not just those three North American species: the Western, Eastern, and Chihuahuan.
There are actually 8 bird species we call meadowlarks. The other five are found primarily in South America. We’ll be talking about them today, too.
Meadowlarks belong to the New World Blackbird family, Icteridae. This family includes birds like Red-winged Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, and the Great-tailed Grackle.
There’s a lot to admire about meadowlarks. The 3 yellow-breasted and 5 red-breasted meadowlark species bring color and music to the windswept grasslands of the Americas.
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