Note: Information is dated. Do not rely on it.Meadow Lark. A bird of the family Icteridae, related to the blackbirds and orioles. It is about the size of a robin, the upper parts being black, brown, or buff; the under parts yellow; the neck with a scarf of jet black; the sides with black spots arranged in rows, and the outer tail feathers white. They frequent meadows, preferring short thick grass, living much upon the ground. The nest is built in a tuft of grass, and usually contains from four to six whitish eggs spotted with brown. The meadow lark lives mostly upon insects, and is one of the most valuable birds upon the farm.