Heavy bodied and brown spotted with breasts of bright yellow with a black “V” and long pointed bills. Their bills are capable of thrusting into the ground to grab insects.
They are found in open grassy habitats and are often perched on signs, fences or bushes.
The Meadowlark is a walking bird which means it is a ground feeder. Use a tray feeder and place it close to the ground. They normally eat insects but in the winter when insects are scarce they’ll search for grains and seeds.
States and Regions Found
The Eastern version is found throughout the northeast, Midwest, MidAtlantic, Southeast and Southwest through Texas. The Western Meadowlark is found throughout the West, Rockies, Midwest, Southern Canada, and Mexico