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Every summer, a melodic song like a sliding whistle fills the air above the open fields and grasslands of southern Ontario and east to the St. Lawrence Valley. It's the happy tune of the eastern meadowlark, a medium-sized songbird that isn't a lark, but a member of the blackbird family.
This cheerful bird often sings in full view from an exposed branch or fence post, and its vibrant colours make it easy to spot. It has a yellow throat and belly, and a distinctive black v-shaped collar. In contrast, its back and wings are a darker pattern of mottled black and brown—the perfect camouflage for walking on the ground and digging in the soil for insects.
When the meadowlark flies, it alternates between a few rapid wing beats and graceful glides—a distinctive flight pattern that only adds to the endearing nature of this delightful bird.
A beautiful gift for people who love birds, natural imagery, exquisite natural artwork and Canadian themes. Order yours today!
• Your coloured coin is the 13th in our renowned Birds of Canada series.
• The vibrant colours in your coin bring to life the brilliant colouring of the eastern meadowlark and the wildflowers that are part of the songbird's grassland habitat.
• A beautiful coin for bird aficionados, and a striking addition to your Canadiana- or nature-focused collection.
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, and features a vibrantly coloured eastern meadowlark as it stands perched on a wooden fencepost, mid-chant, amidst a field of wildflowers and grasses.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
Order your coin today!