Skylark

Name: Skylark

Scientific name: Alauda arvensis

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A common bird of farmland, grassland, moorland and salt marshes. Nests on the ground, but famously sings while in flight, hovering high up while singing a long, complicated, beautiful song. Will also sing from perches such as fenceposts or large rocks. S

How to identify: If seen singing, unmistakeable. Larger, with a longer tail than the Wood Lark, a rare bird of heathland and woodland edge in south east England. Much larger than Meadow Pipit, which has a thinner bill and no crest. Skylark has a thinner bill thank Corn Bu

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 30
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: The Skylark has declined in recent years, probably as a result of changes in agriculture. The total population has fallen by more than half since the 1980s.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2011-06-26 16:06:06
    • Ottero

    I love skylarks, I saw my first one today!!!