Horned Lark Images, Facts and Information:
- Horned Larks are small songbirds that are the only true lark species native to North America.
- Horned Larks return to their natal breeding grounds every migration. Because they do local populations have adapted to the colors found in their habitat in their plumage which gives us about 15 distinct subspecies in the western part of their range.
- Males are more brightly colored than females and their “horns” are more prominent.
- Horned Larks are social birds and are often found in large flocks or in open country where there is bare ground or habitat with short vegetation.
- Horned Larks are very early breeders, they have been found to nest in February in their northern range. They lay 2 to 5 eggs which take 11 to 12 days to hatch. The female incubates. They will often have more than one brood per season.
- They eat mostly seeds and insects.
- Horned Larks can live up to 8 years.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Horned Lark photos.