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Eastern Meadowlark

Sturnella magna (Linnaeus, 1758)

The eastern meadowlark is a medium-sized blackbird, very similar in appearance to sister species western meadowlark. It occurs from eastern North America to northern South America, where it is also most widespread in the east. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Icteridae
Genus:
   Sturnella
Scientific:
  Sturnella magna


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.167

Protonym:
  A.[lauda] magna

Link:
  http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.542


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  4A11480B216EBB80

Avibase ID:
  avibase-4A11480B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4A11480B


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 179034

Geographic range:

  • Sturnella magna magna: S Ontario east to Quebec and south to n Texas and ne Georgia
  • Sturnella magna praticola: Llanos of e Colombia to s Venezuela and n Guyana
  • Sturnella magna monticola: Tepuis of s Venezuela (Mt. Roraima)
  • Sturnella magna argutula: SE Kansas and Oklahoma to e US (Carolinas to Florida)
  • Sturnella magna hoopesi: S Texas (Eagle Pass) to n Coahuila, Nuevo León and n Tamaulipas
  • Sturnella magna auropectoralis: Mexico (Durango and Sinaloa to Michoacán, México and n Puebla)
  • Sturnella magna saundersi: S Mexico (Oaxaca)
  • Sturnella magna alticola: Highlands of s Mexico (Guerrero, s Puebla, Veracruz) to Costa Rica
  • Sturnella magna mexicana: Caribbean slope of se Mexico (Veracruz and Tabasco to Chiapas)
  • Sturnella magna griscomi: SE Mexico (arid coastal n Yucatán Peninsula)
  • Sturnella magna inexspectata: Pine savanna of Belize, Petén of Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
  • Sturnella magna subulata: Pacific slope of Panama
  • Sturnella magna meridionalis: E Andes of Colombia to Andes of nw Venezuela
  • Sturnella magna paralios: N Colombia and savannas of w Venezuela
  • Sturnella magna quinta: Suriname and ne Amazonian Brazil
  • Sturnella magna hippocrepis: Cuba and Isle of Pines
  • Show more...
English:
Eastern Meadowlark
Catalan:
pradenca oriental
Czech:
vlhovec východní
Danish:
Østlig Englærke
German:
Lerchenstärling
Spanish:
Pradero Oriental
Finnish:
preeriaturpiaali
French:
Sturnelle des prés
Hungarian:
keleti réticsiröge
Icelandic:
Stráklofi
Italian:
Sturnella allodola orientale
Japanese (romaji):
higashimakibadori
Japanese:
ヒガシマキバドリ
Lithuanian:
Didysis trupialas
Dutch:
Witkaakweidespreeuw
Norwegian:
Englerketrupial
Polish:
wojak obrozny
Portuguese:
Peito-amarelo-celouro
Portuguese (Brazil):
pedro-ceroulo
Russian:
Восточный луговой трупиал
Slovak:
lúčnik obojkový
Serbian:
Istočna livadska ševa
Swedish:
Östlig ängstrupial
Ukrainian:
Шпаркос східний
Chinese:
东草地鹨
Chinese (Traditional):
東方草地鷚


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Sturnelle des prés ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) ( Sturnella magna [magna Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) ( Sturnella magna [magna Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) ( Sturnella magna [magna Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) ( Sturnella magna [magna Group]) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 3]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Eastern Meadowlark ( Sturnella magna) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Sturnella [magna or lilianae] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: pradenca oriental
Czech: Vlhovec východní
Danish: Østlig Englærke
German: Lerchenstärling, Lerchen-Stärling
English: Arizona Meadowlark, Common Meadowlark, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern), Field Lark, Liliana's Meadowlark, Meadow Starling, Meadowlark, Mexican Starling, Rio Grande Meadowlark, Southern Meadowlark, Texas Meadowlark
Esperanto: Orienta sturnelo
Spanish: Cantor de pradera, Chirlobirlo, Loica Oriental, Pradero común, Pradero Oriental, Pradero Tortilla-con-chile, Sabanero, Turpial Oriental, Zacatero Común
Spanish (Colombia): Chirlobirlo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Zacatero común
Spanish (Cuba): Sabanero
Spanish (Honduras): Cantor de pradera
Spanish (Mexico): Pradero Común, pradero tortilla-con-chile
Spanish (Nicaragua): Zacatero Común
Spanish (Panama): Pastorero Oriental
Spanish (Venezuela): Perdigón
Estonian: ida-niiduturpial
Finnish: Preeriaturpiaali
French: Sturnelle des prés, Sturnelle des prés (magna)
Hungarian: keleti réticsiröge
Icelandic: Stráklofi
Italian: Sturnella allodola orientale, Sturnella orientale
Japanese (romaji): higashimakibadori
Japanese: ヒガシマキバドリ
Scientific: Alauda magna, Sturnella magna, Sturnella magna [magna Group], Sturnella magna magna
Lithuanian: Didysis trupialas
Latvian: austrumu pļavustrazds
Dutch: Witkaakweidespreeuw
Norwegian: Englerketrupial
Polish: wojak obrozny, wojak obrożny
Portuguese: pedro-celouro, pedro-ceroulo, Peito-amarelo-celouro, soldado
Portuguese (Brazil): pedro-celouro, Pedro-ceroulo, peito-amarelo-celouro, soldado
Portuguese (Portugal): Pedro-ceroulo
Russian: Восточный луговой трупиал
Slovak: lúčnik obojkový
Slovenian: vzhodni travniški škorčevec
Serbian: Istočna livadska ševa
Swedish: Östlig ängstrupial
Turkish: Tarla Sığırcığı, tarlasığırcığı
Ukrainian: Шпаркос східний
Chinese: 东草地鹨
Chinese (Traditional): 東方草地鷚

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