Horned Lark

About the Horned Lark
Also known as: Shorelark, Shore Lark, Lark

The Horned Lark is a medium-sized songbird that lives across parts of North America and northern parts of Europe and Asia. They are called Shore Lark by English-speakers in Europe.

Horned Larks are named for a pair of black feather head tufts which appear on breeding males that resemble little horns. They have tan-brown backs and whiteish underparts. The face is a striking pattern of black, white, and yellow.

Horned Larks live in open grasslands and feed on seeds and other vegetation. Baby birds are fed insects as they grow. Horned Larks are ground nesters, weaving a cup out of grass and plant material into a ground depression.

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