Horned Lark

Eremophila alpestris

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Larks (Alaudidae)

Code 4

HOLA

Code 6

EREALP

ITIS

HEAD

Horned Lark Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Chestnut brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Masked, Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Pale yellow to white with black edging.
  • Nape Color: Pale brown
  • Throat Color: Pale yellow to white with black bib.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Horned Lark Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-20 cm (7-8 in)
  • Weight: 31 g (1.1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White with buff wash.
  • Upperparts: Pale Brown
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Horned Lark Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: After each wing beat folds wing feathers close to body.
  • Wingspan Range: 32-36 cm (12.5-14 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with white outer feathers.
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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