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Skylark


“Alauda Arvensis”







The Skylark is a small streaky brown bird with a crest and is slightly smaller than a starling but larger than a sparrow. It raises its crest when alarmed or excited.

A after hearing the bird watch carefully for its vertical lift from the ground to high in the sky while singing out loud.

Maybe as high as 950 feet before descending.







They eat mainly seeds and insects

They measure 18cm in length

They have a wingspan of 30 to 36cm

They weigh in at between 33 and 45g.

They are found all over the uk and can be seen 

all year round.

They are ground nesting birds and breed

 from April to August.

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