Shore Lark
Eremophila alpestris

1/800s at f5.6, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 500mm and 1.4X extender


"Shore Lark," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Shore Lark (Eremophila alpestris), called the Horned Lark in North America, is a species of bird in the genus Eremophila.Unlike most other larks, this is a distinctive-looking species on the ground, mainly brown-grey above and pale below, with a striking black and yellow face pattern. The summer male has black "horns", which give this species its American name. America has a number of races distinguished by the face pattern and back color of males, especially in summer. The southern European mountain race Eremophila alpestris penicillata is greyer above, and the yellow of the face pattern is replaced with white. Vocalizations are high-pitched, lisping or tinkling, and weak. The song, given in flight as is common among larks, consists of a few chips followed by a warbling, ascending trill.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
07/02/2011