Post-breeding season habitat use and movements of Eastern Meadowlarks in southwestern Wisconsin.
Postfledging movements and survival of juvenile Eastern Meadowlarks (Sturnella magna) in Illinois.
For those species with at least five nests during each of the four years, grasshopper sparrows and eastern meadowlarks had the highest Mayfield values (53% and 52% respectively) while red-winged blackbirds had the lowest (38%).
The Mayfield nest success of eastern meadowlarks in this study was notably higher than that reported by Ingold (2002) and Giocomo and others (2008), but similar to that reported by Galligan and others (2006).
We flushed an eastern meadowlark
from little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and Johnson-grass (Sorghum halepense) ca.
2008) expressed concern that Dickcissels, Eastern Meadowlarks
, and Grasshopper Sparrows did not have regionally viable populations in the Flint Hills ecoregion of eastern Kansas and Oklahoma.
Grasshopper sparrows, Henslow's sparrows, eastern meadowlarks
, red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), and bobolinks were the most abundant species on the Wilds during both 1997 and 1998 (Fig.
Thus, soybean fields, if they provide a large amount of arachnid prey items, benefit Eastern Meadowlarks
The nesting ecology and reproductive performance of the eastern meadowlark
These spot-maps helped field teams extensively search plots for nests of Grasshopper and Henslow's sparrows, and Eastern Meadowlarks
from 1 May to 1 August 2005 and 2006.
and Savannah Sparrows also attain near-adult tarsus length at fledging and are known to escape from nests by running prior to fledging (Lanyon 1995, Wheelwright and Rising 2008).
The clutch size for both Henslow's Sparrows and Eastern Meadowlarks
initially increased, peaked in the middle of the season, and then gradually decreased.
The subset of individuals with at least 30 detections used for subsequent home range and movement analyses included 74 juvenile Dickcissels (2002, n = 25; 2003, n = 19; 2004, n = 30) and 64 juvenile Eastern Meadowlarks
(2002, n = 8; 2003, n = 26; 2004, n = 30).
The objectives of our study were to assess habitat use and movements of adult (2002-2004) and juvenile (2003-2004) Eastern Meadowlarks
(Sturnella magna) during the post-breeding period using radio telemetry.
Red-winged Blackbirds, Eastern Meadowlarks
, Field Sparrows, Dickcissels, Grasshopper Sparrows, and Henslow's Sparrows were (in that order) the best represented grassland birds (Table 1).