Horned lark

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Related to horned larks: Eremophila alpestris
(Zool.) the shore lark.

See also: Horned

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Join a caravan along country roads in Kane County, looking for snow buntings, horned larks, Lapland longspurs and rough-legged hawks.
The EAC fires potentially resulted in substantial, short-term, negative impacts on many grassland species because of vegetation loss, including local populations of grassland-obligate songbirds that breed in the Southern High Plains such as Cassin's sparrows (Peucaea cassinii), grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum), and horned larks (Eremophila alpestris).
Wildlife officials say the acquisition would benefit streaked horned larks, Western meadowlarks and other grassland waterfowl.
In contrast swallows and swifts, eastern meadowlarks (Sturnella magna), and horned larks (Eremophila alpestris) used airport grasslands more frequently (all P < 0.
The late Fran McMenemy, my mentor and patriarchal field trip leader of Worcester's Forbush Bird Club, each winter would hope to see flocks of little snow buntings, horned larks and Lapland longspurs migrating from their breeding grounds up north to Worcester Airport, which resembles their vast, flat tundra home.
Horned larks on the roadside will herald the arrival of more birds in the spring.
Once-common birds of open fields like horned larks, American kestrels, and short-eared owls have become scarce as open country becomes housing development or reverts to woodland.
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.
There were an estimated 5823 [+ or -] 3650 Lapland longspurs on the north and south areas as well as 566 [+ or -] 563 horned larks (Eremophila alpestris).
Although current habitats explained a greater proportion of total variation, changes in habitat and measures of habitat richness and texture also contributed to variation in abundance of Horned Larks (Eremophila alpest ris), Brewer's Sparrows (Spizella breweri), and Sage Sparrows (Amphispiza belli).
Researchers at the Colorado Bird Observatory near Denver, meanwhile, have demonstrated that shortgrass prairie birds also require a mix of habitats: mountain plovers nest on bare ground; horned larks and McCown's longspurs are associated with sparse grass in heavily grazed areas; vesper sparrows like dense grass but height does not matter; western meadowlarks prefer both tall forbs and tall dense grass; and Cassin's sparrows and lark buntings are found in shrubby areas.