Horned Lark

Horned Lark Birds

Stock #: 201754
Publisher: National Association of Audubon Societies
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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No. 26 Length 7 3/4 inches. These birds are always associated in our minds with snowstorms and smitting blasts of winter, before which they come with wavering, rollicking flight. They are to be found in small flocks and scattered companies feeding in fields and roadways, or in the vicinity of the seacosts. Ofter when the country is deeply covered with snow, they flock about the farms feeding upon particles of grain that have been left where cattle and hogs or other live stock are fed. When disturbed they take wing, uttering a plaintive, quavering whistle, and are off seeking other fields. During periods of excessive cold and snow,they may frequently be seen in small flocks along country roads where the snow has been broken. Here they pick up many particles of food left by the passers-by. The Horned Lark shuns woodlands, and may be found only in open spaces. The nest is of grasses and on the ground. The eggs are three or four, pale bluish-white speckled with grayish-brown. Classification: Order Passeres. Family Alaudiae Scientific name Otocoris alpestris. Range. Breeds in the Artic Zone and Canada and winters south to the Ohio Valley. Several geographic races are distributed widely over North America and southward
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