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Horned Lark

Eremophila alpestris

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Runs along ground in open areas, often barren ground with little to no vegetation. Sand, dirt, gravel flats are home, unlike preferences of most songbirds. Appears squatty with short legs and low profile body. Unique black and yellow markings on head. Short black horns occasionally visible. Plain brown above, whitish below. Often in flocks, sometimes with pipits or longspurs.

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