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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Where Horned Larks live

Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Horned Larks are found all across the United States but not usually at our feeders. AllAboutBirds.org states: "Horned Larks are small birds that live in large, empty fields—and they’re roughly the same color and size as a clod of dirt. To find them, look for the barest ground around and scan the ground carefully, watching for movement or for the birds to turn their black-and-yellow faces toward you. Also watch the air above open country for flocks of smaller birds flying in dense aggregations (sometimes numbering well into the hundreds, particularly in winter). From late winter into summer, listen for the high-pitched, thin, tinkling song, often given in flight display over suitable open habitats."

They forage for food by scanning the ground around the open spaces where they live. They feed on insects and other arthropods including: spiders, ants, grasshoppers and wasps. They also eat snails, as well as the fruits, berries and seeds of some plants.
Related Articles:
Are Horned Larks Common in Mid-Michigan? http://horned-larks-in-mid-michigan.html 
When bird migration begins and ends http:/when-bird-migration-ends.html
Lapland Longspurs http:/lapland-longspur-winters.html
Snow Buntings http://snowflake-birds.html

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