Horned Lark

Description:

Plumage is mainly brown-grey above and pale below on the body. Thier face pattern is black and yellow . In the summer the male has black "horns", which give this species its American name.

Range:

Species can be found in most of North America from the high Arctic south to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, northernmost Europe and Asia and in the mountains of southeast Europe.  A small population on a plateau in Colombia.  Northern populations of this bird are migratory, moving further south in winter. In Eurasia it breeds above the tree line in mountains. In Europe, it is most often seen on seashore flats in winter.  In the UK it can be found along the coasts.

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Horned Lark

Horned Lark

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
bold
eye
wingbands
Sounds
twittering
harsh song
Location
high perching
north in summer
Habitat
agricultural
savanna
Deserts
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Color
blue
brown
yellow
white
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
larks - alaudidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species