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96 species world wide ~ dull brownish variations ~ the Alaudidae family is thought to be the most primitive of oscine passerines in spite of its complex songs. 21 subspecies in NA
a ground dweller, including nesting, likes barren ground .. avoids forests.
this is a juvenile male and lacks the 'black horns' and black under-eye/lores stripe. female is just a duller less contrasting version but i caught them in this field together learning to be Horned Larks. Quite handsome come Spring time some how the 3rd & 4th pix don't download <shrug>
Spotted on Oct 1, 2011
Submitted on Oct 2, 2011
Are find near lakes, rivers and water reservoirs like they find(Larks) in India...?
Wow nice one bird...
Their voice so sweet and attracts anyone...!!