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Eurasian Skylark

(Alauda arvensis)
Alternate name(s): "Common Skylark", "Skylark"
German name(s): "Feldlerche"

Size: 16-19 cm; wing span 30-36 cm
Weight: 25-55 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Skylark at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Ventral view of a male Eurasian Skylark hovering in display flight while singing its territorial song (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Malkinia, Masovia, Poland, April 2016]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a (probably female) Eurasian Skylark (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Biebrza National Park, Poland, May 2016]

Lateral view of a (probably female) Eurasian Skylark in a meadow (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Biebrza National Park, Poland, May 2016]

Dorsal view of a (probably female) Eurasian Skylark (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Biebrza National Park, Poland, May 2016]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

skylark_dw_20160508.mp3 (Poland) Territorial calls
(male; display flight)
© DW

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