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Lark (Horned)

Eremophila alpestris
Lark (Horned)

Range

They are found from northern Canada all across the U.S. from Alaska south to Mexico and to a limited extent in South America. They are also found in Eurasia and Morocco.

Habitat

They prefer open country, but will breed on mowed areas.

Body Traits

They are small songbirds (up to 8" long) with a brown back, pale yellow face, throat, chest and belly, and black cap, face mask and chest band. They have small black tufts on the top of the head that resemble horns.

Habits

They have been known to nest in low grass between busy airport runways!

Diet

They eat seeds and insects.

Reproduction

They build a nest of grass on the ground. They lay up to 5 light gray, speckled eggs.

Lark (Horned)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Eremophila
Species: E. alpestris

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