Perching

Horned Lark

Eremophila alpestris
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Length: 7 in. (18 cm )
This ground bird thrives in extreme habitats such as plowed fields, beaches, airport runways and other barren areas that have few places to hide and no protection from cold winter storms. During the winter Horned Larks are inevitably in flocks, often with other open ground birds, where they run looking for seeds and then fly on to the next field in a tight flock trying to avoid marauding falcons and hawks. During the summer the flocks break up, and pairs nest in poorly vegetated fields, alpine areas and arctic tundra. They are so tough that even in northern states they are one of the first birds to start nesting - as early as February. They often sing while flying and fluttering high over head.

The four-digit banding code is HOLA.


Agricultural

Desert

Grasslands

Savanna
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Horned Lark
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 22, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/horned-lark

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Horned Lark. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 22, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/horned-lark

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Horned Lark". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/horned-lark

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Dr. Biology. "Horned Lark". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/horned-lark

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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