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Eastern Meadowlark       Sturnella magna

The breeding range of the Eastern Meadowlark extends from Maine westward through southern Canada to eastern Minnesota and southward through Central America to northeast Brazil.  During the winter months, the birds in the northern part of their range will migrate southward.

This bird is a permanent resident throughout Florida.  In summer, it is fairly common to abundant in the Panhandle eastward across northern Florida to the east coast and southward throughout the remainder of the Peninsula.  During the winter months, the population of Meadowlarks increases in the northern part of Florida due to migrating birds from the north.