Horned Lark

1/800s at f8, ISO:800, Canon Mark III 1Ds w/800mm, 1.4x converter


The Horned Lark in North America, breeds across much of North America from the high Arctic south to the Panama Canal. It is mainly a resident in the south of its range, but northern populations of this passerine bird are migratory, moving further south in winter. This is a bird of open ground. In America, where there are no other larks to compete with, it's also found on farmland, on prairies, in deserts, on golf courses and airports, and the like. The nest is on the ground, with 2-5 eggs being laid. Food is seeds supplemented with insects in the breeding season.
Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado
 
04/17/2010