BirdNote: Horned Lark

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A high-pitched, tinkling birdsong rings across the open, grassy expanse of a field.

The song comes from above, as a male Horned Lark hovers on fluttering wings, circling a hundred feet above the ground.

Although a locally common nester in some open habitats of the West, the population in general has decreased by 56% in the last 40 years.

Loss of suitable habitat is the cause.

Find more about the Horned Lark on the BirdNote homepage.

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