The Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a small bird native to Europe and Asia, as well as some parts of northern Africa. Within this range, the birds favor the open countryside including fields, meadows, and moorlands. During sunny days, male skylarks fly in the sky and sing long songs to impress females while hovering 50 to 100 m above the ground – singing on perches instead is comparatively rare. Their diet consists mainly of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates during the summer and seeds, seedlings, or small leaves in the winter. Due to its dull, brownish plumage, the birds are very well hidden in the grass and even if you hear them sing, you might have to look carefully to spot an individual. I have photographed these little artists during a walk through salt marshes in northern Germany in April 2015.
Wonderful post as always – I love sky larks especially when out on a walk and they are up above singing. Hear them quite a bit in Somerset.
Here in Portugal it has been the Crested Lark we’ve been listening to.
thank you! Crested Larks are also very nice birds!!
Many years since I saw one. Thanks for the memories and information.
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I know so little about different birds. Great to know some more about the Eurasian skylark. Beautiful little bird as well!
thank you! 🙂 I am sure you can do great bird watching in Norway! Although I have never been in this country, my brother has spend many summer holidays over there…
Yes, there are many different birds in Norway, and I love that. Especially since I am from the countryside, I see many.
In Bolivia as well. Here you can se the condor, and that is really impressive!
okay – how should anyone compete with a Condor?? 😉
Hahaha, that is not possible 😉