Horned lark

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(Zool.) the shore lark.

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While the school district's initial review said no wildlife species were found on the Yellen property, Fish and Game staff saw many horned larks foraging and ``territorial singing,'' the Fish and Game letter said.
The horned lark is a migratory nongame native bird species, protected by international treaty under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, Fish and Game officials said.
In this case, the female Horned Lark switched mates and apparently paired with her son even though she successfully fledged young in the previous year with her previous mate.
We used detections based on this criterion within 30 m for Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata); 60 m for Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis); 70 m for Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla), and American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea); 125 m for American Pipit (Anthus rubescens), Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris), and Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator); and 150 m for the other 20 species.
Areas set aside to protect the species have been mostly rugged hills and canyons, where the horned lark simply cannot live, he said.
The only microsite that remained within the thermoneutral zone of the desert horned lark were burrows of the desert tortoise.
We performed density analyses for the four most common species detected: Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum), Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus), Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris), and Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta).
Dominant species were: STV starling, blackbirds, doves and wrens; RAW ducks, geese, coots and gulls; PON horned lark, longspurs, lark bunting and meadowlark Vertebrate populations were mainly affected by floods, grazing, timber cutting and burning on STV; by drought, truck traffic and aquatic plant removal by carp on RAW; and by grazing, reseeding, hail and drought on PON.
During this time, he diligently worked to resolve BASH issues resulting from numerous aircraft strikes involving the Horned Lark within the confines of the Mountain Home AFB airfield.
These species occupy a prairie ecosystem and include the mardon skipper and Taylor's checkerspot butterflies, the streaked horned lark, and the Mazama pocket gopher.
Speaking of horned larks, this is the first place I ever saw a horned lark," said Ohlenkamp, 56, who said he has tallied 445 bird species in a lifetime of bird watching.
Among them are four that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA): two rare butterflies--Taylor's checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori) and the Mardon skipper (Polites mardon)--the streaked horned lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata), and the Mazama pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama).