bright yellow underparts, black V on breast (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27)

Eastern Meadowlark
Sturnella magna

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: in the USA, the eastern counterpart of the Western Meadowlark, from which it is best distinguished by details of song rather than plumage; a common bird of open fields and grasslands where it nests on the ground; male often sings from an exposed perch such as a fencepost; no sexual dimorphism.

large pointed bill; sings from an exposed perch (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27)

brown-streaked upperparts; strong eyestripe (Florida, USA; 2007-12-27)