One robin doesn’t make a spring, but one lark is…

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One robin doesn’t make a spring, but one lark is often responsible for a fall.

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Skylark: Have you seen this bird?

Skylark: Have you seen this bird?

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Skylark

The Skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a small passerine bird species.

This lark breeds across most of Europe and Asia and in the mountains of north Africa.

The Skylark has also been introduced in Hawaii and western North America.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 6.25 inches
• Thin bill
• White supercilium
• Brown upperparts
• Streaked crown and back
• Buffy breast with dark streaks
• White belly and undertail coverts
• White outer tail feathers
• White trailing edge to wing
• Pink legs
• North American range limited to Vancouver Island, British Columbia-stray elsewhere
• Inhabits fields

Similar species:
The Sky Lark can be told from sparrows by its thin bill and from pipits by its streaked crown and back and white trailing edge to the wing.

The Skylark has sturdy legs and spends much time on the ground foraging for seeds, supplemented with insects in the breeding season.

The Skylark makes a grass nest on the ground, hidden amongst vegetation. It is sometimes found nesting in bracken, using it for cover. Generally the nests are very difficult to find.

The Skylark has been featured in many songs, poems and other works of literature and art.

 

 

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