I his small lark is usually round on heaths or mountain grassland: its habitat sometimes includes scattered trees on which it often perches. It feeds on the ground, taking seeds and insects. The male sings from a perch or in a long, slow songflight.

• DISTRIBUTION Europe, n. Africa. Middle East; ilwRSs northeastern populations Raised migrate west and south. crest broad wings

Plumage Scxcs .,||kc


Migration |.arl|j| migrant streaked plumage

• strong, walking legs

Family Al. AUDI DAK

Species Manfla arvensis

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A grassland lark famous for its aerial songlligln, the typical Skylark prefers short grass, upright such as pasture. I.ike all posture larks, it walks, as opposed to hopping. It feeds on plants, seeds, and insects. Outside the breeding season. Skylarks live communally in flocks.

• NliS'I" a deep cup nest in a hollow, partly hidden by grass. broad wings

• DISTRIBl ITION Grasslands across Eurasia and N. Africa. Northern populations migrate southward in winter.

streaked plumage

• strong, walking legs


Species Eremophila alpeslris

hornlike tufts (lost in winter)

Horned Lark


Winter Pu image hornlike tufts (lost in winter)


Winter Pu image

Horned Lark

This lark forages vn bare, stony, or cultivated ground for seeds, plants, and insects. Males give a weak, high pitched song in an overhead songflight in spring.

• Distribution Breeds in

Eurasia. N. and S. America. Migrates to south of breeding range (Eurasia), or to north (S. America), or to ocean shores (W. Europe and n. America).

/elige eye long, slender wing

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