December 29, 2013

Horned lark

Horned lark by ricmcarthur
Horned lark, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
This is a clearer photo of one of the horned larks I saw the other day.
The tufted feathers make up the "horns".

Scientific stuff -
Eremophila alpestris

Interesting stuff -The only true lark native to North America, the Horned Lark is a common, widespread bird of open country.
Adult Horned Larks eat primarily weed and grass seeds, but they feed insects to their young.

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