The eastern meadowlark (Sturnella magna) is very similar in appearance to the western meadowlark. Western Meadowlarks have a richer, chortling song and also give diagnostic chuck calls. They are slightly paler than Eastern Meadowlarks, and the yellow on the throat extends all the way to the brown cheek. Eastern Meadowlarks sing from fenceposts and telephone lines or stalk through the grasses, probing the ground for insects with their long, sharp bills.
See also: Western meadowlark, yellow throated longclaw