SPECIES

Chihuahuan Meadowlark Sturnella lilianae Scientific name definitions

Johanna K. Beam, Levi A. Jaster, William E. Jensen, and Wesley E. Lanyon
Version: 1.0 — Published October 25, 2022

Tables and Appendices

Appendix 1

Measurements (linear in mm, mass in g) of the subspecies of the Chihuahuan Meadowlark. Measurements taken by Wesley E. Lanyon from specimens in the American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Natural History, except as specified below. Data show as mean (SE, range, n).

  • (1) Arc of the flattened wing except when marked with an asterisk.
  • (2) Bill measured from anterior edge of nostril.
  • (3) Taken from Dickerman and Phillips (Dickerman and Phillips 1970) (except tarsus, taken by Wesley E. Lanyon).
  • (*) Chord of the wing.
  • Modified from table published in Jaster et al. (Jaster et al. 2020).

  Wing (mm) (1) Tail (mm) Tarsus (mm) Bill (mm) (2) Mass (g)
S. l. lilianae          
Females 110.7 (1.34, 105–115, 7) 67.0 (1.05, 64–69, 5) 38.9 (0.39, 37–40, 9) 21.2 (0.70, 19.8–23.1, 5) 90.3 (1.45, 86.0–94.2, 5)
Males 120.6 (0.53, 116–125, 20) 71.8 (0.84, 69–75, 10) 40.4 (0.33, 37–42, 20) 22.6 (0.49, 20.9–26.0, 10) 112.4 (3.36, 104–131, 7)
S. l. auropectoralis (3)          
Females 105.5 (0.6 (*), 99–110, 19) 66.0 (0.6, 63–70, 17) 37.1 (0.65, 33.6–40.2, 8) 19.2 (0.2, 18.0–20.9, 20) 86.0 (2.4, 77.0–93.7, 6)
Males 114.5 (0.5 (*), 109–123, 31) 71.3 (0.4, 66–76, 31) 39.5 (0.31, 38.1–42.4, 13) 21.6 (0.3, 18.1–25.4, 29) 107.4 (4.3, 98.4–118.2, 4)

Recommended Citation

Beam, J. K., L. A. Jaster, W. E. Jensen, and W. E. Lanyon (2022). Chihuahuan Meadowlark (Sturnella lilianae), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.lilmea2.01