- This bird is not a lark at all but a relative of the blackbirds and orioles. Its ranges from southeatern Canada, eastern U.S. and southwestern U.S. It has thrived as more land was farmed, for the Eastern Meadowlarks are birds of meadows and grain fields.
- Mostly insects and seeds. The majority of diet is insects, especially in the summer. Seeds and wates grain make up over one-fourth of annual diet, and are eaten especially in the fall and winter.
- The nest is built on the ground, in areas of dense cover, in a small depression in the soil. Nest, by female, is a domed structure with the entrance on the side, made of grass stems interwoven with the surrounding growth. Usually has narrow runways and trails leading from the nest through grass.
- 3-5, white, spotted with brown and purple. Incubation by the female, about 13-15 days.
- Both parents feed nestlings, but female does more. Young leave the nest after 11-12 days, when still unable to fly, and are attended by the parents for at least 2 weeks more. 2 broods per season.