Hovering with Horned Larks | BirdNote


Hovering with Horned Larks
Written by Bob Sundstrom

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[Rapid tinkling song of Horned Lark]

A high-pitched, tinkling fowl track floats throughout an open panorama of brief grasses.

[Rapid tinkling song of Horned Lark]

However, unusually, there’s no singer in sight. Our fowl, a male Horned Lark, is 100 toes within the air — hovering, wings fluttering, circling towards the blue sky.

[Horned Lark song]

Now, the fowl is gliding steeply, headlong in direction of the bottom, flaring its wings on the final on the spot to interrupt the dive.

[Sound of wings and the dive is too subtle for radio]

Horned Larks – roughly the scale of sparrows – rival meadowlarks as probably the most colourful birds of North American grasslands. The male’s brilliant yellow face is framed by crisp black sideburns. And true to its identify, the Horned Lark does have horns, of a form. When within the temper, the male erects pointed black feathers above its eyes, giving it a devilish demeanor.

Horned Larks reside in prairies, fields, and tundra. Agriculture and improvement now intrude on lots of the Horned Lark’s conventional nesting areas. Nevertheless, packages that replenish grasslands and put aside croplands generally is a boon to this beautiful fowl.

[Song of Horned Lark]

Study extra and see an image of a Horned Lark at our web site, BirdNote.org. BirdNote offers you the sounds of birds on daily basis, and you may get the sights as nicely whenever you observe us on Instagram, at BirdNoteRadio.

I’m Mary McCann.


Bird sounds supplied by The Macaulay Library on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Recorded by G.A. Keller.
Producer: John Kessler; Managing Producer: Jason Saul; Editor: Ashley Ahearn; Affiliate Producer: Ellen Blackstone; Assistant Producer: Mark Bramhill.
© 2013 Tune In to Nature.org  April 2013/2016/2019/2022 Narrator: Mary McCann
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