Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris (Linnaeus, 1758)    Synonyms: HOLA.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Alaudidae   >   Genus Eremophila   

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North America's only native lark is widespread in an impressive variety of open habitats, but - like other open country species - has been in steep decline. It is found in open country in Maryland both as a breeding species and a wintering species. Snowy days tend to concentrate this species into roadside flocks, which may include uncommon species such as Snow Bunting and Lapland Longspur.

Did you know the Horned Lark is also found in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia? It is found in the Andes, on the Tibetan Plateau, and in an open field near you.

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A Horned Lark in Harford Co., Maryland (12/11/2013). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Horned Lark at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Horned Lark in Howard Co., Maryland (1/8/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Horned Lark in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/6/2014). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Horned Lark in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (3/2/2020). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

A Horned Lark in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/17/2020). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A juvenile Horned Lark in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/3/2018). Photo by Daniel Irons. (MBP list)

A Horned Lark on a nest under a Horseshoe Crab shell in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/2/2017). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Horned Lark tending a nest in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/9/2017). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Horned Lark nest built under a horseshoe crab shell in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/9/2017). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)


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