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Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Flight call description A high, burry, rising "szweee".


Fig.1. Virginia November 6, 1993 (MO). 

Bird in flight.


Examples     Diurnal     Nocturnal


Similar species Similar to Western Meadowlark but distinctly higher-pitched. See thrush-like calls.


Behavior Primarily a nocturnal migrant but engages in limited resumed migration. Gives flight call regularly while perched and in flight during the day. Rarely gives flight call in nocturnal migration.